Definition of for good (and all) in US English:

for good (and all)


  • Forever; definitively.

    ‘the experience almost frightened me away for good’
    • ‘Seems he's about to prove himself for good and all.’
    • ‘They wrecked the cause of the occupation for good and all.’
    • ‘Evans casts doubt on some of the experiences he deals with and asks the right questions: why, for instance, does a ghost ‘never leave any souvenir or trace which would settle the matter of their reality status for good and all?’’
    • ‘Along the way, we've produced ‘new age’ books, and even a thriller - attempts to broaden our commercial base on the assumption that this would help our poetry list; but I've learned for good and all that this is false reasoning.’
    • ‘It seemed that if he did not practise his skill even for a one day, it would vanish for good.’
    • ‘How many years ago was it that we were first told that the weather was changing for good?’
    • ‘We have to make up our minds, once and for all, that we want rid of this system, for good and all.’
    • ‘It is said that by the end of that period some quarter of a million had left the country, the majority for good.’
    • ‘We begin with the two hobbits Frodo and Sam journeying towards Mordor to dispose of the Ring for good and all.’
    • ‘Fortunately groups of enthusiasts refused to let their local lines die for good.’
    forever, permanently, for always, for good and all, perpetually, eternally, evermore, for evermore, for ever and ever, for all time, for all future time, to the end of time, until the end of time, world without end, endlessly, timelessly, for eternity, in perpetuity, everlastingly, enduringly, never to return
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