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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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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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.
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References in classic literature ?
I am, indeed, set over them for their own good only, and was created for their use, and not they for mine.
Palace: 'Hamleting' of Lumads will be for their own good !-- -- (philstar.com) - December 19, 2018 - 2:44pm MANILA, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's supposed plan to 'hamlet' Lumad communities will be "for their own good and safety," the Palace said Wednesday.
The IGP also made a passionate appeal to the masses to comply with the rules formulated for their own good.
In order to help with this problem, perhaps basic screening tests should be made a mandatory requirement for issuance of important documents such as driving licences or passports, only then would the majority bother to get themselves screened medically for their own good.
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Amaya , feels women should be shameless for their own good.
IN A new turn of events that could spell trouble for the m dmi Party, senior party leader and Ghaziabad candidate Shazia Ilmi has been seen declaring in a video clip that "Muslims need to be less secular and become communal for their own good".
However, it's very hard for a mum to throw out their child, even if it's for their own good. But right now, every time something goes missing, he'll get the finger pointed at him.
This was an unforgettable event for Altan, but what is more important, he says, is that the mindset of "the state beating up its citizens for their own good" remains alive.
London, Nov 18 (ANI): The real reason why Neanderthals, our caveman cousins, died out was because they were too smart for their own good, a new study has suggested.
Bookings are being taken for the 7.6 mile lakeside walk, which will raise money for the nominated charities, and give the walkers a chance to collect sponsorship for their own good causes as well, while enjoying the spectacular scenery.
"Too Safe for Their Own Good: How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive" is written by Michael Ungar for Canadian students, but some of the concepts set forth within clearly apply to America teens as well.
Bees, it seems, may be too popular for their own good, their density and mobility combining to kill them.
And while many admired his technical skill, more than a few also dismissed the work's reliance on the fantastical and/or pornographic as sophomoric, judging the works a little too slick for their own good and weirdly in thrall to the tropes they were ostensibly designed to interrogate.