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in (someone's) black books

Having fallen out of favor with someone. I don't think I'll come to the party on Saturday, I'm in Jenny's black books at the moment.
See also: black, book
References in classic literature ?
HE has been made to feel her temper; HE is in her black books too-- and that after having done all he can to help her, poor fellow
Irais has poked fun at her, and I have been, I hope, very kind; yet we are bracketed together in her black books.