for good measure


for good measure
for good measure
as extra; (adding) a little more to make sure there is enough. •

When I bought a pound of nails, the clerk threw in a few extra nails for good measure.

I always put a little extra salt in the soup for good measure.

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{adv. phr.} As something more added to what is expected or needed; as an extra. * /He sold me the car at a cheap price and included the radio for good measure./ * /She puts in the spices the recipe calls for and then adds an extra pinch for good measure./ Compare: IN THE BARGAIN, TO BOOT.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • for good measure — {adv. phr.} As something more added to what is expected or needed; as an extra. * /He sold me the car at a cheap price and included the radio for good measure./ * /She puts in the spices the recipe calls for and then adds an extra pinch for good… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • for good measure — phrasal in addition to the minimum required ; as an extra …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • For 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

  • For good and all — 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

  • good — See: AS GOOD AS, AS GOOD AS ONE GETS, BUT GOOD, DO ONE GOOD, FOR GOOD, FOR GOOD MEASURE, GET THE GOODS ON, HOLD GOOD, IN GOOD, IN GOOD FAITH, IN GOOD TIME, IN ONE S GOOD GRACES, IT S AN ILL WIND THAT BLOWS NOBODY GOOD, MAKE GOOD, MISS IS AS GOOD… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • measure — See: BEYOND MEASURE, FOR GOOD MEASURE, MADE TO MEASURE, TAKE ONE S MEASURE or TAKE THE MEASURE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • measure — See: BEYOND MEASURE, FOR GOOD MEASURE, MADE TO MEASURE, TAKE ONE S MEASURE or TAKE THE MEASURE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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

  • Good breeding — 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

  • Good cheap — 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


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