be to the good
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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!
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be — to the goodhave a specified amount of profit or advantage.
1992 Guardian By then Sheffield were a goal to the good.
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