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 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?