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to the good

Definition of to the good

  1. 1 —used to say that a particular result or effect is good or would be good ; usually used after all <If the new policy requires the government to keep more accurate records, that's all to the good.>

  2. 2 —used to indicate an amount of gain or profit <In the end, we were $100 to the good.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

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a talk on a religious or moral theme

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