Definition of have the goodness to do something in US English:

have the goodness to do something

phrase

  • Used in exaggeratedly polite requests.

    ‘have the goodness to look at me when I'm speaking to you’
    • ‘I wish to speak to Dominick alone, so please have the goodness to go.’
    • ‘Might I beg that you would have the goodness to sit down upon one of those boxes, and not to interfere?’