in\ one's\ good\ graces


in\ one's\ good\ graces
• in one's good graces
• in one's good books
adv. phr.
Approved of by you; liked by someone.

Ruth is in her mother's good graces because she ate all her supper.

Bill is back in the good graces of his girlfriend because he gave her a box of candy.

Compare: in good
Contrast: in one's bad graces

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

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  • in one's good graces — or[in one s good books] {adv. phr.} Approved of by you; liked by someone. * /Ruth is in her mother s good graces because she ate all her supper./ * /Bill is back in the good graces of his girlfriend because he gave her a box of candy./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's good graces — or[in one s good books] {adv. phr.} Approved of by you; liked by someone. * /Ruth is in her mother s good graces because she ate all her supper./ * /Bill is back in the good graces of his girlfriend because he gave her a box of candy./ Compare:… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be in one's good graces — be considered favorably by …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Good graces — Grace Grace (gr[=a]s), n. [F. gr[^a]ce, L. gratia, from gratus beloved, dear, agreeable; perh. akin to Gr. ? to rejoice, cha ris favor, grace, Skr. hary to desire, and E. yearn. Cf. {Grateful}, {Gratis}.] 1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in one's bad graces — {adj. phr.} Not approved by; not liked by. * /John was in his mother s bad graces because he spilled his milk on the tablecloth./ * /Don got in the bad graces of the teacher by laughing at her hat./ Compare: DOWN ON, IN BAD, OUT OF FAVOR.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's bad graces — {adj. phr.} Not approved by; not liked by. * /John was in his mother s bad graces because he spilled his milk on the tablecloth./ * /Don got in the bad graces of the teacher by laughing at her hat./ Compare: DOWN ON, IN BAD, OUT OF FAVOR.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in\ one's\ bad\ graces — adj. phr. Not approved by; not liked by. John was in his mother s bad graces because he spilled his milk on the tablecloth. Don got in the bad graces of the teacher by laughing at her hat. Compare: down on, in bad, out of favor Contrast: in one s …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in\ one's\ good\ books — • in one s good graces • in one s good books adv. phr. Approved of by you; liked by someone. Ruth is in her mother s good graces because she ate all her supper. Bill is back in the good graces of his girlfriend because he gave her a box of candy …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in one's good books — See: IN ONE S GOOD GRACES …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's good books — See: IN ONE S GOOD GRACES …   Dictionary of American idioms