good sport

(a) good sport

someone who can accept a loss in a competition or can accept being the butt of a joke. Bob is usually a good sport, but this time he didn't seem to appreciate your joke.
See also: good, sport
References in classic literature ?
She says the pal is a good sport, which sounds all right--' Bill admitted that it sounded all right.
The Good Sport was, so to speak, an outsize in Good Sports.
I'm sure,' said the Good Sport, languishingly, like a sentimental siege-gun, 'that if I had ever met Mr Chalmers before I shouldn't have forgotten him.
The Good Sport said she was crazy about Englishmen.
The Good Sport said that she was crazy about the English accent.
Looking back on the evening later and reviewing its leading features, Lord Dawlish came to the conclusion that he never completely recovered from the first shock of the Good Sport.
As for the Good Sport, she was larger, blonder, and more exuberant than ever and she was addressing someone as 'Bill'.
Perhaps the most remarkable phenomenon of the evening, as it advanced, was the change it wrought in Lord Dawlish's attitude toward this same Good Sport.
It takes a good deal to daunt the New York dancing man, but the invasion of the floor by Bill and the Good Sport undoubtedly caused a profound and even painful sensation.
He was thus enabled to keep the Good Sport from falling and to assist Heinrich to rise from the morass of glasses, knives, and pats of butter in which he was wallowing.
You've treated me to some good sport, and I won't forget you.
On the wild reservoirs there has been some good sport on offer with rods reporting as many as 20 fish in a session at Cow Green in Teesdale.
Good sport Evans won't disappoint the children of Seattle Children's Hospital, however.
THE spotlight was back on gold medallist Stephen Miller when a fund-raiser night honoured him as a good sport in life as well as in the stadium.
Interior Minister Suranchiyev said the refurbished gym will help police officers and cadets stay in a good sport and physical shape, practice in sports, improve their sport skills.