Definition of be in someone's good (or bad) graces in English:

be in someone's good (or bad) graces

phrase

  • Be regarded by someone with favour (or disfavour).

    • ‘We introduced ourselves and he promised coffee around the halfway point of our night, and by then he was in my good graces.’
    • ‘Right now, Christians only need obey seven basic rules of morality to be in God's good graces.’
    • ‘Though the people that hung out with him really didn't like him, they preferred to be in his good graces than otherwise.’
    • ‘It's been a long struggle since then, but I think I'm back in their good graces now.’
    • ‘The Lady Morrigan herself has commended you on your fine performances, and suggests that if you keep this up, you will be in her good graces.’
    • ‘Do you honestly think that after pleasing forty clients this week alone that I'd need to be in your good graces to survive the month?’
    • ‘In this multicultural world, people from those other cultures demand that they be treated as equal, command the same respect and be in our good graces.’
    • ‘She guessed that it probably belonged to one of the slaves that were in the queen 's good graces.’
    • ‘Rule #21 talks about how to get back into the good graces of the group.’
    • ‘I knew that the second my Dad tasted it Steve would forever be in his good graces, due to the fact that my Dad is a slave to his taste buds.’