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Difference between For the good and To the good

for the goodfor the benefit of smb. or smth.:

  • We will work for the good of our community and protect the interests of all the taxpayers.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase for good—(also: for good and all) permanently; for ever:

  • He says that he is leaving the country for good.

to the good

1. having a certain amount of money as profit:

  • I am two thousand to the good. But he paid me in gourds, not dollars.

2. = for the good:

  • Individual successes work to the good of the institution overall, notes Professor Denham.