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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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.
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The manager did the right thing in taking him off for his own good. I just hope he can put it to the back of his mind and move on with his Liverpool career.
The manager did the right thing taking him off for his own good.
MIDDLESBROUGH manager Tony Mowbray criticised referee Carl Boyeson for being "too clever for his own good" as he controversially dismissed Barry Robson at the end of a 2-0 defeat to Leeds.
BLACKBURN manager SAM ALLARDYCE admits there are times this season when he has had to protect midfielder David Dunn for his own good.
The manager said: "He is too brave for his own good.
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She works hard to keep anyone from getting too close to Blaine, for his own good and just maybe for her own selfish reasons.
Mum-of-three Julie Carter, 40, believed her son should be sent to custody for his own good to improve his behaviour and "sort his head out".
One of them says he wants to read it just for his own good. Another one writes: "Anyone, priest, religious, or member of the laity, looking for a complete blueprint of the spiritual journey will find it in this book." Another one: "This is a book to keep at your place of prayer for years to come." Another: "I am deeply moved by this book.
Proved too headstrong for his own good when runner-up last time, but fancied to make amends.
LeRoy, who is way too gifted for his own good." And we think you're way too gorgeous for your own good, Brady.