for (one's) (own) sake

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for (one's) (own) sake

Out of regard or respect for someone or oneself; for the benefit, advantage, or good of oneself or another person. For my own sake, I'm going to take a few extra days off at Christmas to spend with my family. For Jonathan's sake, we need to be sure to find a restaurant that is sensitive to peanut allergies.
See also: for, sake
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for someone (or something's) sake

 and for the sake of someone or something
for the purpose or benefit of someone or something; to satisfy the demands of someone or something. I made a meatless dinner for John's sake; he's a vegetarian. The teacher repeated the assignment for the sake of the slower students.
See also: for, sake

for one's (own) sake

for one's good or benefit; in honor of someone. I have to earn a living for my family's sake. I did it for my mother's sake.
See also: for, sake
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
"For your own sake," he continued, "there are certain facts in connection with this matter which I must withhold.
"Helene," he said gravely, "it is for your own sake that I do not explain further, that I do not make things clearer to you.
"As regards myself, I have no fear of your doing so; he will not make you quarrel with me; but for your own sake, I should say you would do better not to go.
Elton for my sake; because for your own sake rather, I would wish it to be done, for the sake of what is more important than my comfort, a habit of selfcommand in you, a consideration of what is your duty, an attention to propriety, an endeavour to avoid the suspicions of others, to save your health and credit, and restore your tranquillity.
'Not just for your own sake, but for the sake of our Church, where you offer a shining example of a life dedicated to following Christ more closely by the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience,' he said.
You don't want to quit because you're afraid of the police, but you must have the will to quit for your own sake," he said.
There are three good reasons for holding on, keeping at it, and not giving up: For the sake of others; for your own sake; and, indeed, for God's sake.
For your own sake Obama, you better get shot of her while you can.
For your own sake, if you meant it when you said you wished you'd been a better husband, then be a better person.
Please, for your own sake, find something else to read.
At Wal-Mart, the really considerate floor clerks are the ones who ignore you, for your own sake as well as theirs.
You must avoid seeing him, for your own sake, let alone that of his two young children.