Idioms & Phrases


In addition to the idioms beginning with good, also see bad (good) sort; but good; do any good; do good; do one good; for good; for good measure; get on someone's good side; get out while the getting is good; give a good account of oneself; give as good as one gets; have a good command of; have a good mind to; have a good thing going; have a good time; hold good; ill wind (that blows nobody any good); in all good conscience; in bad (good) faith; in (good) condition; in due course (all in good time); in good; in good hands; in good part; in good spirits; in good time; in good with; in someone's good graces; keep (good) time; make good; make good time; make someone look good; miss is as good as a mile; never had it so good; no good; no news is good news; not the only fish (other good fish) in the sea; one good turn deserves another; on good terms; on one's best (good) behavior; put in a good word; put to good use; show someone a good time; show to (good) advantage; so far so good; stand in good stead; take in good part; throw good money after bad; to good purpose; too good to be true; too much of a good thing; to the good; turn to (good account); up to no good; well and good; what's the good of; with good grace; world of good; your guess is as good as mine. Also see under goodness; goods.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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