influence, especially with a person in a position of power: He got the job through the good offices of his uncle.
services rendered by a mediator in a dispute.
Well vs. GoodSomeone may have told you you were wrong for saying, I’m good, instead of the more formal I’m well. But is the response I’m good actually incorrect? Not technically. Let’s explore the rules and conventions for these two words. Well is often used as an adverb. Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Good is most widely used as an adjective, meaning that it can …
“Not Good” vs. “No Good”: When To Use Them BothHere’s something that’s good to know: No good means something has no use or value, and has no potential of becoming good. Not good means something is bad or undesirable. The correct way to use them isn’t that clear cut. At times, there’s no difference, and they can be used interchangeably. No Good When good is used as a noun, no can quantify or modify …
Origin of good offices
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for good offices
He spoke of it to Grotius; who promised him his good-offices.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius|Jean Lvesque de Burigny
In the case stated above, I see first good-will and good-offices in one person; then ill-will and ill-offices in the other.