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Good for Anything


Ripe for any sort of work.

“After a man has had a year or two at this sort of work, he is good … . for anything.”—Boldrewood: Robbery under Arms, chap. xi.

Not good for anything. Utterly worthless; used up or worn down.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Good Lady (The)
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Good Regent
Good Samaritan
Good Time
Good Turn (To do a)
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Good as Gold
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