with bad grace


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with bad grace

In a hostile, impudent, or rudely unobliging manner. The two countries eventually reached a compromise, but with such bad grace that there has remained a kind of cold war between them to this day. He agreed to pay the bill in the end, albeit with rather bad grace.
See also: bad, grace
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with bad grace

Reluctantly, rudely, as in He finally agreed to share the cost, but with bad grace. [Mid-1700s] Also see with good grace.
See also: bad, grace
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

with (a) good/bad ˈgrace

in a willing and pleasant/unwilling and rude way: It is very important in sport to accept defeat with good grace.I’ve never seen anybody do anything with such bad grace.
See also: bad, good, grace
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with bad grace

In a grudging manner.
See also: bad, grace
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Chairman Rupert Lowe said: 'Dennis has not behaved well and the fact he has taken it with bad grace shows we have made the right decision."
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