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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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.
See also: for, good
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
But I warn you now, and not so much for your own good as for mine, that I shall shoot you the moment you attempt a hostile act.
"Let me tell you, for your own good, Pinocchio," said the Talking Cricket in his calm voice, "that those who follow that trade always end up in the hospital or in prison."
Er--this is certainly bronchial!--must be in the tubes-- er--you wouldn't perhaps be offended if I was to mention--not that it's necessary, for your own good sense or any person's sense must show 'em that--if I was to mention that such declaration on my part was final, and there terminated?"
"It was a warning for your own good, seeing that you are, by your own showing, new to the place."
"Because he only wishes what is for your own good. And, of course, men know best about everything, except what women know better." Dorothea laughed and forgot her tears.
If anyone tells you they are doing something for your own good - give them a wide berth.
If anyone tells you they are doing something for your own good (own being redundant because if they are talking to you why say 'own') give them a wide berth.
A pal said: "Let it go for your own good" and she replied: "Oh baby, I am.
Naturally, if you complained about this act you would get told some rubbish about health and safety and how it was all for your own good.
LeRoy, who is way too gifted for his own good." And we think you're way too gorgeous for your own good, Brady.
Sometimes you can be too clever for your own good and so it proved with Bubbly Prince, who made all the homework meaningless when defying the stats to record a fastest-of-the-round 46.08sec.
It seems that most of these for your own good laws relate to matters of health, safety, or morality--areas which in olden less complex times were maters of personal or family choice.
"`This is for your own good. If we didn't love you, we wouldn't do this,' my parents told me.