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for good measure

As extra or in addition, to ensure that something is good or successful. You should put your report into a protective cover for good measure. Add some more basil to the sauce, just for good measure.
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for good measure

as extra; (adding) a little more to make sure there is enough. When I bought a pound of nails, the clerk threw in a few extra nails for good measure. I always put a little extra salt in the soup for good measure.
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for good measure

In addition to the required amount. For example, Whenever she bakes she adds a little more cinnamon for good measure, or He didn't argue with my price, so I gave him some extra supplies for good measure.
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for good measure

COMMON If something is done or added for good measure, it is done or added in addition to other things in order to make certain that something is successful or complete. There's salmon in the dish and prawns, with a few mussels in there for good measure. Note: You can also use the phrase thrown in for good measure when something is added. It's a fairly conventional love story, with a murder mystery thrown in for good measure. This trendy new nightclub has an excellent 70s disco music policy and a few celebrities thrown in for good measure.
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for good measure

in addition to what has already been done, said, or given.
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(do something) for good ˈmeasure

(do something) extra in order to make certain that everything is all right, safe, etc: Put a couple more spoonfuls of tea in the pot for good measure. There’s nothing worse than weak tea.I’ve put new locks on all the doors, and just for good measure, I’ve put locks on all the downstairs windows too.
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for good measure

In addition to the required amount.
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for good measure

In excess of what is really needed; as an extra. This more recent cliché for baker’s dozen similarly alludes to the excess yardage or poundage given by a generous seller, although it is not always kindly used (for example, “And I’ll give you a kick for good measure”).
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For good measure Jeanneret throws in a bit of Leonardo, Michelangelo, Piero di Cosimo, and the pan-European Erasmus, but it seems that they are there only to provide a continental flavor.
In the opinion piece by Bishop Terry Brown, we hear an argument that dispenses with the authority of the Christian tradition in ethics, the Lambeth Conference, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, the Canadian house of bishops and, for good measure, the Roman Catholic catechism, the early St.
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James Bryan has chosen some of the world's most enduring and endearing classical melodies, cutting across a broad gamut of genres including symphonic works, concerti, sonatas, operas, ballets, oratorios, string quartets, familiar songs and some early music added for good measure. This expanded edition includes familiar titles such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, selections from The Nutcracker, themes from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, "Meditation" from Thais, "Going Home" from Dvorak's New World Symphony, Trumpet Voluntary and the "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin.
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The trial heard that Thompson had turned off the old man's electricity just for good measure before making off with his possessions.
Ask for a timeline of services, building in a few days for good measure.
Before they can get to the station, the cops of Brooklyn South have thrown the guy on the floor, where they are hurling epithets at him, and they give him a few kicks for good measure.
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