be in (one's) good graces

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be in (one's) good graces

To be in one's favor; to have earned one's approval or regard. John's been in my good graces ever since he helped get me out of debt. I was definitely not in Mary's good graces for a while after I lost her cat.
See also: good, grace
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be in someone's good (or bad) graces

be regarded by someone with favour (or disfavour).
See also: good, grace
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be in somebody’s good ˈgraces

(formal) have somebody’s approval and be liked by them: Having bought them all dinner, he is now firmly in their good graces.
See also: good, grace
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good graces, to be/get in one's

To insinuate oneself into favor, to ingratiate oneself. “Good graces” has meant the condition or act of being favored since the fifteenth century and appears throughout English literature. The seventeenth-century diarist John Evelyn wrote (Memoirs, 1675), “A sprightly young lady much in the good graces of the family.”
See also: get, good, to
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