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50 Mistreated Words and Desecrated Phrases: You done good

Ugh. We are so done with this misused phrasing. Perhaps you have done well. Maybe you did something good and did it particularly adeptly, expertly, thoroughly, or in an otherwise positive manner. Maybe you are even done with doing good things, although that’s another matter altogether.

“You done good” just ain’t right. (See what I did there?)

This poor phrasing, aimed at praising someone, falls far short because it’s just plain incorrect. Sure, folks toss out such expressions in casual conversation, but for correct writing and speaking, it’s not good at all. And it’s overdone.

Here’s the drill: If you’ve done as you should, then you’ve done something good. So you’ve likely done well, and we think that’s swell.


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