be good for (someone or something)

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be good for (someone or something)

To have a positive effect on someone or something. More sunlight will be good for your drooping plants.
See also: good

be ˈgood for something


1 be likely to be able to give or provide something: I’ll ask my aunt if she can help us. She’ll be good for a small loan, I’m sure.
2 be likely to live, last, etc. for a period of time: This car’s probably good for another 20 000 miles.
See also: good, something
References in classic literature ?
"No," said he, "that is the sort of man that I am--that is all that I am good for," and departed.
Big as he is, I have carried him eighty-one miles between nightfall and sunrise on the scout; and I am good for fifty, day in and day out, and all the time.
'I am good for nothing,' said she, 'but to be scullion-girl, and to have boots and shoes thrown at my head.' 'But how did you get the ring that was in the soup?' asked the king.
but you should regard me rather as a follower who has just eyes enough to, see what you show him--that is about as much as I am good for.
I am good for another five years, perhaps, but I foresee that after that I shall lose my appetite.
I am good for Dhs1000 to 'Anon's cause, can we rally another 200 or so heads to get their retirement plan back on track?