in the interest of something

in the interest of (something)

In order to accomplish, improve, or advance something. In the interest of time, let's skip the usual formalities and get right down to the purpose of today's meeting. In the interest of public safety, schools and businesses will be closed for the duration of the storm.
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in the interest(s) of something

in order to help or achieve something: In the interests of safety, smoking is forbidden.
See also: interest, of, something