in (one's) bad graces(redirected from in one's bad graces)
in (one's) bad graces
Not or no longer in one's favor; having earned one's disapproval or disregard. I don't think I'll come to the party on Saturday. I'm still in Jenny's bad graces at the moment. I was definitely in Mark's bad graces for a while after I lost his cat.
in someone's bad graces
Also, in someone's bad books. Out of favor with someone. For example, Harry's tardiness put him in the teacher's bad graces, or Making fun of the director is bound to get you in his bad books. The use of grace in the sense of "favor" dates from the 1400s; the use of books dates from the early 1800s. Also see black book, def. 1; in someone's good graces.