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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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Wilcomes apologized to Clark by email for asking the question and "putting her in an awkward situation." In a good-sport gesture, Clark responded a few days later by phoning him, thanking him for the apology and wishing Wilcomes well in his career, for which she was roundly criticized for trying too hard to be popular and acting like a politician looking for support in the upcoming May election.