for good measure

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - for good measure

"for good measure"

in addition to the required amount;



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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - for good measure

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Did you manage to get that late customer order shipped OK?

Colleague 2: It was shipped an hour ago.

Colleague 1: Were the full quantities shipped?

Colleague 2: I thought that since we were shipping late that, for good measure, I would add one extra piece for each item ordered.

Colleague 1: That is good. It will send the correct apologetic tone for the order shipping late.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - for good measure

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1: How did that soup recipe that I gave you turn out?

Friend 2: It was good but I added a little extra salt for good measure just to make sure it was tasty enough. My whole family really liked it.

Friend 1: Yes. Salt is always added "to taste". A little more salt was a good idea.

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for good measure - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for for good measure.

for good measure - Examples:

1)  ... and massive chambers that have been locked, locked again, then relocked for good measure that you obviously have to trek through to progress.

2)  ... the information was somewhat hard to find so I'm reposting it here for good measure.

3)  The judge holds Nora in contempt, and for good measure holds Tea in contempt as well.

4)  ... an easy read, with very concise explanations and a dose of humor for good measure.

5)  ... full of dried fruit and/or sunflower seeds, maybe with some chocolate chips for good measure.

6)  He even says it twice for good measure.

7)  And then do it over again, just for good measure.

8)  ... then pushed a chair against the door for good measure. By the time I picked up my phone, I was borderline hysterical.

9)  For good measure, I added a little sparkle with some glitter glue and pearls and gems.

10)  Sometimes I throw in posts about science and politics for good measure.

11)  ... and puts on the hat and flies on a broomstick, cackling for good measure to scare the men away. 

12)  Try the scientific and biological route with a little common sense thrown in for good measure. That works just as well.

13)  ... brown sugar and half regular granulated, along with a splash of vanilla for good measure.

14)  The pair plays mostly acoustic with some electric Blues thrown in for good measure.

15)  ... then again on Wednesday, skip Thursday and once more on Friday (for good measure).

16)  ... backstories of around fifty characters, while adding in fifty random new ones for good measure.

17)  ... my cellphone, and my home phone. For good measure, she e-mailed and tweeted me.

18)  ... every dime of financial aid available to students - and then some just for good measure.

19)  ... of extraordinary guitar playing, with a lot of extra goodies thrown in for good measure.

20)  ... rising stars, great networking opportunities and some fabulous catering thrown in for good measure. Hope you can join us!