on the good side of (someone)

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on the good side of (someone)

In the position of being pleasing to someone; in someone's good favor or graces. I know it can be hard to stay on the good side of the boss because of how fickle he is. I suggest you get on the good side of the board if you want your proposal to have any chance of passing.
See also: good, of, on, side

*on the good side of someone

 and *on someone's good side
Fig. in someone's favor. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) I tried to get on the good side of the teacher, but that teacher has no good side. First of all, don't try to get on the boss's good side.
See also: good, of, on, side