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
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Each person, in some way, is called to work for the common good, constantly looking out for the good of others as if it were his own.