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a good beginning makes a good endingGood beginnings promise a good end; start off on a good note to reap the benefits at the end.
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good fences make good neighborsIt is better to mind one's own business than get involved with other people's affairs.
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good jobWell done; congratulations!.
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for goodForever; permanently.
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good andVery; exceptionally; utterly.
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good drunkA person who is cheerful and companionable when intoxicated, retaining reasonable control of his or her mental and emotional faculties.
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good eggA good person, someone to be trusted; a friend.
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good eveninggreeting
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good fridayFriday befor Easter Sunday, on which Jesus was crucified.
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good riddanceUsed to indicate that a departure, or loss is welcome.
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good turnA good deed; a thoughtful or selfless act.
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for good measureAs a precaution; just in case; added as an extra.
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good as goldwell behaved
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good for youwell done
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good old boyA friendly, unambitious, relatively uneducated, sometimes racially biased white man who embodies the stereotype of the folksy culture of the rural southern USA.
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good old boyA male friend or chum, especially a schoolmate; a man with an established network of friends who assist one another in social and business situations; a decent, dependable fellow.
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good on youAn exclamation of encouragement or congratulation; well done.
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good to goReady for some specific task or ready for normal activity, especially after preparation or recovery.
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good to goReady for use or ready for normal operation, especially after repair or renewal.
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have a good timeTo enjoy oneself.
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it's all goodUsed to express unconcern.
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all well and goodBasically good, but with some shortcoming or limitation.
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for good and allPermanently, forever.
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good enough for jazzGood enough.
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good luck with thatAn expression wishing someone success in an unlikely enterprise.
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hunger is a good sauce(dated) Being hungry makes one less concerned about the taste of one's food.1854, Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman, Punch, Vol. XXVI, Punch Publications Ltd., page 74:His bread and cheese were somewhat dry, to be sure; his ale had become flat, and considerably warmer than was desirable; but hunger is a good sauce, and thirst is not particular.
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on good terms withFriendly towards; having good relations with.
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streak of good luckA series of lucky events.
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up to no goodMisbehaving, being mischievous.
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what's the good ofWhat is the purpose or advantage of.
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let the good times rollTo have fun or live fully; may imply letting things that are going well proceed.
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one good turn deserves anotherOne act of kindness should be paid back by another act of kindness.
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a good voice to beg baconSaid in ridicule of a bad voice.
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bad money drives out goodDebased coinage (with low levels of precious metals) replaces purer coinage (with higher levels of precious metals).(metaphorically) Mediocre talent drives away real talent.
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no good deed goes unpunishedUsed to express the idea that beneficial actions often go unappreciated or are met with outright hostility.
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a good man is hard to findMen who make good husbands or workers are rare.
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no good deed ever goes unpunishedUsed to express the idea that beneficial actions often go unappreciated or are met with outright hostility.
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all good things come to an endNothing lasts forever.
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good things come to those who waitA patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.
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it's an ill wind that blows nobody any goodThere is usually something of benefit to someone, no matter how bad the situation.
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the road to hell is paved with good intentionswell-intended acts can lead to disaster
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nod's as good as a wink to a blind batThe idea/proposed action is inconsequential to the current situation.
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a miss is as good as a mileA failure remains a failure, regardless of how close to success one has actually come.
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a nod is as good as a winkThe hint, suggestion etc can be understood without further explaining.
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enough is as good as a feastJust the right amount is as good as more than enough: there is no value in excess.
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give as good as one getsTo behave toward others in a manner resembling or commensurate with their behavior towards oneself, especially in a situation where one is insulted or otherwise ill-treated.
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any press is good pressBeing mentioned in the media is beneficial to the subject because it gets publicity.
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as good as one's wordFaithful to a promise one has made.
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no news is good newsA lack of information about a situation suggests that nothing bad has happened.
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so far so goodUp to this point, all is OK.Well, you've packed your bags for the holiday, bought your tickets, reserved the hotel and put the dog in kennels. So far so good, now let's get to Minorca without any troubles.
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