Here is the sentence I doubt:

Thank you for sticking with me through good times and bad, in sickness and in health.

I know it's a reference to the marriage vow, but the "good times and bad" has "ones" or "times" omitted. Is that a commonly used phrase?

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It's very common to omit 'ones' when using two contrasting adjectives in this way, especially basic pairs like good and bad, large and small, young and old.

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