take (something) in good part

take (something) in good part

To not be hurt or offended by something; to receive, consider, or regard something amiably or good naturedly. My friends sometimes tease me about my interest in calligraphy, but I've learned to take it in good part.
See also: good, part, take
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take something in good part

BRITISH
If someone takes something such as criticism or teasing in good part, they are not offended or upset by it. Peter took their smiles in good part. In private she would yell and scream at us for being lazy and ill-mannered, which we took in good part, knowing she was right.
See also: good, part, something, take
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

take something in good part

not be offended by something.
See also: good, part, something, take
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take something in good ˈpart

(British English) accept something slightly unpleasant without complaining or being offended: They played a trick on her by putting a plastic spider in her bed, but she took it in good part.He took my criticism in good part. OPPOSITE: take something amiss
See also: good, part, something, take
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