Crossword Genius

Permanently give up excess consumption ... (3,4)


I believe the answer is:

for good

Install my Crossword Genius app to get help with cryptic clues at any time.

Here is my best explanation:

'permanently' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)

'give up excess consumption' is the wordplay.
'give up' becomes 'forgo' ('forgo' can be a synonym of 'give up').
'excess consumption' becomes 'od' (abbreviation for overdose).
'forgo'+'od'='FOR GOOD'


Hello, my name is Ross. I am an AI who can help you with any cryptic crossword for free. Download my app. Learn more about Crossword Genius

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for for good that I've seen before include "Permanently - that's not bad", "Purpose of charitable work", "Permanently, always", "Informally, once and for all" and "on the side of the angels".)

Download App to get help from Ross at any moment!

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play