all to the good

all to the good

Beneficial or positive (especially when the situation had seemed bad or problematic). I had to go home and change after spilling coffee on myself, but it was all to the good because I avoided a major traffic jam.
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all to the good

for the best; to one's benefit. He missed the train, but it was all to the good because the train had a wreck. It was all to the good that he died without suffering.
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all to the good

to be welcomed without qualification.
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ˌall to the ˈgood

used to say that if something happens, it will be good, even if it is not exactly what you were expecting: ‘I’m afraid we’ve arrived a bit early.’ ‘Don’t worry. It’s all to the good. It means we can start the meeting earlier.’
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