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Hi,

I just have a question about an idiom play a good Samaritan. Please, if someone say that he played good Samaritan, could it be taken as that he faked an effort of helping people? Or does it mean that he just played the Samaritan in the metaforical meaning, that he offered help to someone / he helped someone? Please in which situations is this being used? It is my first option or the second one? I came across to this idiom in this sentence.

Maybe he played good Samaritan and it went south (went south = went wrong). He was helping people after that incident, right? Well, maybe that's what put him on the wrong side of this guy. (maybe that was the reason why was that guys so angry on him)

many thanks in advance for clarification!

have a nice day, guys.

with regards

JCD








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[JCDenton"]Or does it mean that he just played the Samaritan in the metaforical meaning, that he offered help to someone / he helped someone?

It should be metaphorical. hope you don't mind my pointing out the spelling error. Or is it a typo?
Yoong Liat
[JCDenton"]Or does it mean that he just played the Samaritan in the metaforical meaning, that he offered help to someone / he helped someone?

It should be metaphorical. hope you don't mind my pointing out the spelling error. Or is it a typo?

Hi,

Yes, it is. I was writing faster then thinking...:-)). This is my frequent problem..:-)) I'm sorry for that mistake.

Thank you for pointing it out.
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