have the grace to do something

have the (good) grace to (do something)

Said when someone acts with kindness. I was late, but luckily, Sean had the good grace to save me a seat.
See also: grace, have

have the (good) grace to do something

be polite enough to do something: Fortunately, she had the grace to apologize as soon as she realized she had offended them.He didn’t even have the grace to say thank you.
See also: grace, have, something