to good purpose

idiom

: in a way that is good or helpful
She used her skills to good purpose.

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Recent Examples on the Web Berwald puts the experience to good purpose, astutely weaving together the story about uncertainty that surrounds both OCD and reef science, as well as the slow and uncertain nature of recovery. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 4 Nov. 2021

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“To good purpose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/to%20good%20purpose. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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