A good thing - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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An informal expression of praise for having done something well. (It can also be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.) Mary: "Dad, I got an A+ on my midterm exam!" Bill: "Good job, sweetie!" Good job, Frank, now we're going to have to rebuild this entire model from scratch.
(it’s) a good job/thing (that)... (spoken) (it’s) lucky: It’s a good job he was here. We couldn’t have moved the piano without him. ♢ It’s a good job my luggage was insured.
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As often happens, taxpayers take advantage of a good thing
and abuses seep into the system.
Clearly, it wasn't a good thing
. It was probably the worst thing imaginable.
The reason is obvious: By placing constant pressure on doctors to deny services, HMOs threaten quality of care; ergo, "quality assurance" is a good thing