for the good of

for the good of someone or something

for the benefit, profit, or advantage of someone or something. The president said the strict drug laws were for the good of the country. David took a second job for the good of his family.
See also: good, of
References in classic literature ?
succeeded in the true English style, burying under a calmness that seemed all but indifference, the real attachment which would have led either of them, if requisite, to do every thing for the good of the other.