have the grace to do something
have the (good) grace to (do something)
Said when someone acts with kindness. I was late, but luckily, Sean had the good grace to save me a seat.
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have the (good) grace to do somethingbe polite enough to do something: Fortunately, she had the grace to apologize as soon as she realized she had offended them. ♢ He didn’t even have the grace to say thank you.
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