something would not harm a fly






someone would not harm a fly = something would not harm a fly

used to emphasize how inoffensive and harmless a person or animal is




RELATED IDIOMS :


out of harm's way

in a safe place

1996 - Frank McCourt - Angela's Ashes – Take down the Pope and hide him in the coal hole where he won't be seen and he'll be out of harm's way.




there is no harm in

the course of action specified may not guarantee success but is at least unlikely to have unwelcome repercussions

1997 - Arundhati Roy - The God of Small Things - He decided that since she couldn't have a husband there was no harm in her having an education.




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