"for good and all" meaning in English

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Adverb

Audio: en-au-for good and all.ogg [Australia]
Head templates: {{en-adv|-|head=for good and all}} for good and all (not comparable)
  1. (idiomatic) In a way that is conclusive and final. Wikipedia link: Charles Dickens, George Turberville, Laurence Sterne, Monique Roffey, Oliver Twist, Richard Adams, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The Mermaid of Black Conch, Watership Down Tags: idiomatic, not-comparable
    Sense id: for_good_and_all-en-adv-O1dIK0pt Synonyms: definitively, for good, forever, once and for all, permanently

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