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for good measure

As extra or in addition, to ensure that something is good or successful. You should put your report into a protective cover for good measure. Add some more basil to the sauce, just for good measure.
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for good measure

as extra; (adding) a little more to make sure there is enough. When I bought a pound of nails, the clerk threw in a few extra nails for good measure. I always put a little extra salt in the soup for good measure.
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for good measure

In addition to the required amount. For example, Whenever she bakes she adds a little more cinnamon for good measure, or He didn't argue with my price, so I gave him some extra supplies for good measure.
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for good measure

COMMON If something is done or added for good measure, it is done or added in addition to other things in order to make certain that something is successful or complete. There's salmon in the dish and prawns, with a few mussels in there for good measure. Note: You can also use the phrase thrown in for good measure when something is added. It's a fairly conventional love story, with a murder mystery thrown in for good measure. This trendy new nightclub has an excellent 70s disco music policy and a few celebrities thrown in for good measure.
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for good measure

in addition to what has already been done, said, or given.
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(do something) for good ˈmeasure

(do something) extra in order to make certain that everything is all right, safe, etc: Put a couple more spoonfuls of tea in the pot for good measure. There’s nothing worse than weak tea.I’ve put new locks on all the doors, and just for good measure, I’ve put locks on all the downstairs windows too.
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for good measure

In addition to the required amount.
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