for one's own good

idiom

Definition of for one's own good

1 : being or done for the benefit of oneself I know you don't want to do this, but it's for your own good.
2 : resulting in harm to oneself They talk too much for their own good.

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“For one's own good.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/for%20one%27s%20own%20good. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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