to the good
phrasal 1. for the best ; beneficial <
efforts to restrict credit were all to the goodTime
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2. in a position of net gain or profit <
wound up $10 to the good
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  • to the good — {adv. phr.} On the side of profit or advantage; in one s favor; to one s benefit; ahead. * /After I sold my stamp collection, I was ten dollars to the good./ * /The teacher did not see him come in late, which was all to the good./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to the good — {adv. phr.} On the side of profit or advantage; in one s favor; to one s benefit; ahead. * /After I sold my stamp collection, I was ten dollars to the good./ * /The teacher did not see him come in late, which was all to the good./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all to the good — See: TO THE GOOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all to the good — See: TO THE GOOD …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To hold good — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make good — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To think good — Good Good, a. [Compar. {Better}; superl. {Best}. These words, though used as the comparative and superlative of good, are from a different root.] [AS. G[=o]d, akin to D. goed, OS. g[=o]d, OHG. guot, G. gut, Icel. g[=o][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. god, Goth …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make good — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly — Infobox Film name = The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo) caption = Original American movie poster director = Sergio Leone producer = Alberto Grimaldi writer = Story: Sergio Leone Luciano Vincenzoni Screenplay: Age… …   Wikipedia

  • To the face — To To (?, emphatic or alone, ?, obscure or unemphatic), prep. [AS. t[=o]; akin to OS. & OFries. t[=o], D. toe, G. zu, OHG. zuo, zua, z[=o], Russ. do, Ir. & Gael. do, OL. do, du, as in endo, indu, in, Gr. ?, as in ? homeward. [root]200. Cf. {Too} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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