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Once and for good

Posted by ESC on May 10, 2007

In Reply to: Once and for good posted by Francesca Johnson on May 10, 2007

: What is the origin of "once and for good"? Is it only used in Britain, or also in America?

The way I've heard it in the United States: once and for all. "I'm telling you once and for all (for the last time) stop doing that."