to the good


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to the good

To an advantageous, favorable, or profitable position or situation. I had so many bills to pay this month that I'm shocked I came out $28 to the good! I had to go home and change after spilling coffee on myself, but it was all to the good because I avoided a major traffic jam.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

to the good

Also, all to the good. to an advantage or profit, as in We've got extra material and that's all to the good, I think. This idiom was first recorded in 1882.
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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.

to the ˈgood

in profit: She bought the painting for €250 and then sold it for €550, so she’s €300 to the good, lucky woman.
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to the good

1. For the best; advantageous.
2. In an advantageous financial position: ended up to the good.
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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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