Idiom: the least you can do
Idiom: the least you can do (the least you could do)
- something you should do
- a polite answer to someone who thanks you (and you feel or wish you could do more)
- If your mother cooks a special dinner the least you can do is recognize the effort she made.
- When someone gives you a compliment the least you can do is smile and say thank you.
- I'm sorry I broke your mother's dish. The least I could do is apologize to her face-to-face.
- The least you can do is be on time this evening. I'm tired of always having to wait.
- No need to thank us—the flowers are the least we could do to thank you for your generous hospitality this past week.
- A: "Thanks for taking me to the bus stop." B: "You're welcome. It's the least I could do now that I have a car."
- I put a "do not disturb sign" on the door. The least your staff could do is not enter the room.
- Writing a thank you note is the least someone can do when they receive a gift but few people take the time to do it.
- The least the hotel could have done was give us a night free since there were bed bugs in our room.
- I work so hard to provide for my family. The least they could do is keep their rooms clean and do their chores.
- The least you could do is treat your customers with respect! I'll never shop here again.
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