but\ good

adv. phr. informal
Very much so; thoroughly completely; forcefully. - Used for emphasis.

Jack called Charles a bad name, and Charles hit him, but good.

Tom fell and broke his leg. that taught him but good not to fool around in high trees.

Compare: and how!

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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