take (something) in good part(redirected from took in good part)
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take (something) in good part
To not be hurt or offended by something; to receive, consider, or regard something amiably or good naturedly. My friends sometimes tease me about my interest in calligraphy, but I've learned to take it in good part.
take something in good partBRITISH
If someone takes something such as criticism or teasing in good part, they are not offended or upset by it. Peter took their smiles in good part. In private she would yell and scream at us for being lazy and ill-mannered, which we took in good part, knowing she was right.