good sport

(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
References in classic literature ?
She says the pal is a good sport, which sounds all right--' Bill admitted that it sounded all right.
The Good Sport was, so to speak, an outsize in Good Sports.
I'm sure,' said the Good Sport, languishingly, like a sentimental siege-gun, 'that if I had ever met Mr Chalmers before I shouldn't have forgotten him.
The Good Sport said she was crazy about Englishmen.
The Good Sport said that she was crazy about the English accent.
Looking back on the evening later and reviewing its leading features, Lord Dawlish came to the conclusion that he never completely recovered from the first shock of the Good Sport.
As for the Good Sport, she was larger, blonder, and more exuberant than ever and she was addressing someone as 'Bill'.
Perhaps the most remarkable phenomenon of the evening, as it advanced, was the change it wrought in Lord Dawlish's attitude toward this same Good Sport.
It takes a good deal to daunt the New York dancing man, but the invasion of the floor by Bill and the Good Sport undoubtedly caused a profound and even painful sensation.
He was thus enabled to keep the Good Sport from falling and to assist Heinrich to rise from the morass of glasses, knives, and pats of butter in which he was wallowing.
There, sir, as you are always thinking of good sport, yonder is just the thing for you
You've treated me to some good sport, and I won't forget you.
Bring the boy here; thou shalt bid him farewell, then thou shalt slay him with thine own hand ere thou thyself art slain; it will be good sport to see.
There's good sport there if the water be not too high.
He said: "Swimming is a really good sport for people to get involved in because there are so many facilities all over the country that are very accessible.