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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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 ?
"Confess, now, in warning me for my own good, that you are very consistent."
"I'm not worrying about them; I'm doing it for my own good."
And he says it is for my own good. I cannot stand people who have my good at heart and say it.
All I know is that God must have done it for my own good."
Then one day it came to me that because God loved me, anything God did to me would be for my own good. I told this to a friend and he told me about a Christian teacher who had said that if we went to hell for the love of God, then hell would become heaven.
My boyfriend likes to take credit for this moment whenever he thinks I'm getting too "kewl" for my own good.
For my own good, and for the good of all, I was obliged to set aside my dislike of the man and give him my attention.
"It's got to the point where I truly believe I may be getting too big for my own good," he says.
The star said: "It's almost to the point where I truly believe I may be getting too big for my own good and I never really asked for that.