good sport

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good sport

Someone who is good-natured or amiable under circumstances that are unpleasant or not ideal. I know you're disappointed to have lost the game, but try to be a good sport, OK? Thankfully, they were good sports about all our teasing.
See also: good, sport
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
She says the pal is a good sport, which sounds all right--' Bill admitted that it sounded all right.
She was not so much a Good Sport as some kind of an explosion.
It was a good sport. And the spirit of bull-fighters was in our blood.