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be (something) to the good

To be in a favorable position or situation, the extent of which is stated between "be" and "to." I had so many bills to pay this month that I'm shocked I came out $28 to the good!
See also: good, to
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be — to the good

have a specified amount of profit or advantage.
1992 Guardian By then Sheffield were a goal to the good.
See also: good, to
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