for the good of

for the good of (someone or something)

To benefit or serve someone or something. Honey, you really need to get more exercise for the good of your health. All of the profits raised at the auction are for the good of the school.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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: for, good, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The principal aim of a community is not "peace" in the sense of an absence of trouble, but "peace" in the sense of real harmony as a condition for the good of every member of the community.
"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.