in one's bad graces


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 GOOD GRACES.

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  • 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\ 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • bad — See: GO FROM BAD TO WORSE, IN A BAD WAY, IN BAD, IN ONE S BAD GRACES, LEAVE A BAD TASTE IN ONE S MOUTH, NOT BAD or NOT SO BAD or NOT HALF BAD, ON ONE S BAD SIDE, TOO BAD, WITH BAD GRACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bad — See: GO FROM BAD TO WORSE, IN A BAD WAY, IN BAD, IN ONE S BAD GRACES, LEAVE A BAD TASTE IN ONE S MOUTH, NOT BAD or NOT SO BAD or NOT HALF BAD, ON ONE S BAD SIDE, TOO BAD, WITH BAD GRACE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bad — See: go from bad to worse, in a bad way, in bad, in one s bad graces, leave a bad taste in one s mouth, not bad or not so bad or not half bad, on one s bad side, too bad, with bad grace …   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

  • With a bad grace — 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