for (one's) (own) good

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for (one's) (own) good

For one's benefit, even though it may not be enjoyable or desired. I know you're mad that I won't let you eat candy for dinner, sweetheart, but it's for your own good.
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for good

1. Permanently; indefinitely; forever. After she found out about his latest relapse with drugs, she decided it was best to leave him for good. He got locked up again—this time for good.
2. For the benefit of others; for purposes that are pure and not evil. It's time you started thinking about using your wealth for good, instead of wasting it on pleasure.
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for good

forever; permanently. I finally left home for good. They tried to repair it many times before they fixed it for good.
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for good

Also, for good and all. Permanently, forever. For example, I'm moving to Europe for good. [1500s] Also see for keeps.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

for ˈgood

(British English also for ˌgood and ˈall) permanently; for ever: I’m going away for good.Today I gave up smoking for good.
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for your (ˌown) ˈgood

(of something unpleasant) so that you will benefit: I don’t like criticizing you but it’s for your own good.I know he doesn’t want to do all this extra homework, but it’s for his own good.
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for good

Permanently; forever: I'm moving to Europe for good.
See also: for, good
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References in classic literature ?
Anne, for her own good, must be toned down a trifle.
Keep her away from your neighbours for her own good.
Insider hears that the MEN Arena has blacklisted the Hollyoaks babe, not so much for her own good but for the good of the Red Devils' trophy chances.
Based on the head-butt happy antics of a real cow in the illustrator's herd, Nosy Noodles: The Curious Cow is the story of a black cow with white legs who is too nosy for her own good! After causing trouble in the barn, among the chickens, and at feeding time, she gets away from the farm and wanders out on her own--and into trouble!
off the charts and a bracing command of racial epithets inherited from her blinkered and bigoted father (James Woods), Kimberly is "too smart for her own good," says Wood.
Calma is way too smart for her own good. She usually keeps a low profile until her new teacher "the Pitbull" bullies Calma's best bud Kiffo.
Sophie got in a bit of a tangle because she was being too nosey for her own good.