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good British & World English

To be desired or approved of

turn something to account British & World English

Turn something to one’s advantage

in someone's bad books British & World English

In disfavour (or favour) with someone

give someone/thing a run for their money British & World English

Provide someone or something with challenging competition

have a run for one's money British & World English

Derive reward or enjoyment in return for one’s outlay or efforts

stroke of luck British & World English

A fortunate occurrence that could not have been predicted or expected

do good British & World English

Act virtuously, especially by helping others

good-oh British & World English

Used to express pleasure or approval

no-good British & World English

(Of a person) contemptible; worthless

good call British & World English

Used to express approval (or criticism) of a person’s decision or suggestion

feel-good British & World English

Causing a feeling of happiness and well-being

for good British & World English

Forever; definitively

make good British & World English

Be successful

good day British & World English

Expressing good wishes on meeting or parting during the day

good doer British & World English

A thing, especially a cultivated plant or domesticated animal, that thrives or performs well without special attention

good form British & World English

Behaviour that complies with current social conventions

good-time British & World English

(Of a person) having the pursuit of pleasure as one’s chief aim

hold good British & World English

Remain true or valid

good luck British & World English

Used to express wishes for success

public good British & World English

A commodity or service that is provided without profit to all members of a society, either by the government or by a private individual or organization

good show! British & World English

Used to express approval (or disapproval or dissatisfaction)

good money British & World English

Money that could usefully be spent elsewhere; hard-earned money

good fairy British & World English

A fairy godmother

good faith British & World English

Honesty or sincerity of intention

Good Friday British & World English

The Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the Crucifixion of Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church. It is traditionally a day of fasting and penance

good humour British & World English

A genial disposition or mood

good nature British & World English

A kind and unselfish disposition

good-sized British & World English

Of a reasonably large or satisfactory size

good works British & World English

Charitable acts

good grief! British & World English

An exclamation of surprise or alarm

merit good British & World English

A commodity or service, such as education, that is regarded by society or government as deserving public finance

good riddance British & World English

Said to express relief at being free of an unwanted person or thing

economic good British & World English

A product or service which can command a price when sold

a good few British & World English

A fairly large number of

good thinking British & World English

Used as an expression of approval for an ingenious plan or observation

good evening British & World English

Expressing good wishes on meeting or parting during the evening

good-hearted British & World English

Kind and well meaning

good-humoured British & World English

Naturally cheerful and friendly; genial

good-looking British & World English

(Of a person) physically attractive

good manners British & World English

Polite or well-bred social behaviour

good morning British & World English

Expressing good wishes on meeting or parting during the morning

good-natured British & World English

Kind, friendly, and patient

good-quality British & World English

Of a high standard

good-tempered British & World English

Not easily irritated or made angry

a good job British & World English

A fortunate fact or circumstance

sovereign good British & World English

The greatest good, especially that of a state or its people

be any good British & World English

Have some (or none or a lot of) merit

good as gold British & World English

(Of a child) extremely well behaved

good as new British & World English

In a very good condition or state; close to the original state again after damage, injury, or illness


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