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could do with

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase could do with

Meaning

You can use this when saying what you, or someone else, needs.

For example

  • "Steve's been working too much. He looks like he could do with a couple of weeks off."

  • When Arnold got back from the gym he said, "I could do with a nice cold beer right now."

Quick Quiz

Our boss said, "I could do with a bit more free time." He wants

a. more free time for himself

b. to give his staff more free time

c. his staff to spend more free time at work

Contributor: Matt Errey