for sake

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for (one's) (own) sake

Out of regard or respect for someone or oneself; for the benefit, advantage, or good of oneself or another person. For my own sake, I'm going to take a few extra days off at Christmas to spend with my family. For Jonathan's sake, we need to be sure to find a restaurant that is sensitive to peanut allergies.
See also: for, sake
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for someone (or something's) sake

 and for the sake of someone or something
for the purpose or benefit of someone or something; to satisfy the demands of someone or something. I made a meatless dinner for John's sake; he's a vegetarian. The teacher repeated the assignment for the sake of the slower students.
See also: for, sake

for one's (own) sake

for one's good or benefit; in honor of someone. I have to earn a living for my family's sake. I did it for my mother's sake.
See also: for, sake
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Not choosing sacrifice for its own sake, but for OUR own sake. We must provide for our nation the way a family provides for its children.
"For our own sake rather than that of the Indians, Pakistan needs to ask itself why there has been so little visible effort to go after those involved in Mumbai," it concluded.
"I think we've got to ask Chelsea more questions next season as much for our own sake, our own pride," said Sir Alex.
Here is a call worth applying our God-given energies and skills to, and not simply for our own sake but to the glory of God and for the continuing deliverance of this whole creation from darkness into light, from death into life.
The lesson for all of us then, is that, for our own sakes, we must make sure that vulnerable emotionally disturbed people leaving prison are given suitable guidance and monitoring to get their lives safely back on track.
The Reading centre- back, who has made the same position his own in the Northern Ireland team, said: "We must make sure of the home points for our own sakes and for the fans.