good for (someone or something)

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good for (someone or something)

1. Having a positive effect on someone or something. More sunlight will be good for your drooping plants.
2. Able to pay a debt owed. I'm good for the money, don't worry. I'll get it to you first thing tomorrow.
3. Able to work or function. I know it's a used car, but I think it's good for a few more years.
4. Valid or in effect. How long is this warranty good for? Is this coupon really good for 50% off our total purchase?
5. An expression of approval or support of someone for something they have done or accomplished. I heard you got the promotion—good for you! Good for him, getting an A in that difficult class.
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Good for you!

a complimentary expression of encouragement for something that someone has done or received. Sue: I just got a raise. Bill: Good for you! Jane: I really told him what I thought of his rotten behavior. Sue: Good for you! He needs it.
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good for

1. Beneficial to, as in Milk is good for children. [Tenth century a.d.]
2. Financially reliable, able to pay or repay, as in They know he's good for a big tip. [Mid-1800s]
3. Able to serve or continue to function, as in This furniture's good for at least ten more years, or I hope you're not tired-I'm good for another three miles or so. [Mid-1800s]
4. Equivalent in value; also, valid for. For example, These coupons are good for a 20 percent discount, or This contract is good for the entire life of the book. [Second half of 1800s]
5. good for someone. An expression of approval, as in Good for Bill-he's sold the car, or Good for you! You passed the exam. This usage differs from the others in that orally a slight emphasis is placed on you or whoever is being mentioned. [Mid-1800s]
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be ˈgood for something


1 be likely to be able to give or provide something: I’ll ask my aunt if she can help us. She’ll be good for a small loan, I’m sure.
2 be likely to live, last, etc. for a period of time: This car’s probably good for another 20 000 miles.
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ˌgood for ˈyou, ˈhim, etc.

(especially AustralE good ˈon you, him, etc.) (informal) used to praise somebody for doing something well: ‘I’ve decided to give up smoking as from tomorrow.’ ‘Good for you, Philip.’‘He’s saving up his pocket money to buy a football.’ ‘Good for him.’
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References in classic literature ?
It was good for one to be sure of that when, in an open roadstead, one heard in the cabin the wind pipe up; but still, there were moments when I detested Mr.
Typically those little planes are good for one flight,'' said Hambley, who has not flown either toy.
You might write: Good for One Hug; Good for One Back Rub; or Good for One Song.
After registering, runners will receive a Denver Marathon Buddy Pass code in their confirmation email that is good for one free entry to the marathon or half marathon (the pass is not good for marathon relay).
He closed 75-71 for a 54-hole total of 2-under-par 211, good for one shot off the lead.
The certificate is good for one free roundtrip air ticket when the customer purchases a regular priced ticket.
A few tense moments later, Jose gingerly accepted a slip of paper from the officer - a coupon good for one free Slurpee frozen drink at a 7-Eleven.
She went on to say that the option ARMS that offer a start rate of as little as 1% were equally dangerous because the start rate is, in most cases, only good for one month and goes to the fully indexed rate, causing negative amortization because the unpaid interest is added to the loan balance.
This offer is good for one complimentary one-year individual subscription to USDLA.
Licenses, good for one year from the original date of purchase, may be bought at the clinic for $30 for unaltered dogs and $10 for altered dogs.
As an extension of its advertising and marketing campaigns for the brand, Dodge will distribute promotional ringtone redemption codes, each good for one free ringtone or image, at branded events across the country.
The permit is good for one year, but a weapons qualifications course must be taken every six months, and the psychological exam must be taken every five years, Harper said.
0 firmware containing a number of enhancements and that the Company is now bundling a coupon with every WiFlyer purchased, good for one free connection at any Wayport-enabled location.
The permits are good for one year and allow the holder to carry anywhere in California.
Five finalists will be chosen, and the grand prize winner will receive a $500 gift card good for one year at any California Pizza Kitchen.