with 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

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

with bad grace

In a grudging manner.
See also: bad, grace
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Luton had eight first-teamers missing and their biggest crowd of the season reacted with bad grace as the Hatters were humiliated in a derby clash which was the most one-sided between the clubs for years.
So he apologised, grudgingly, too late and with bad grace.
Lottery chiefs caved-in with bad grace after public protest at their refusal to help fund an armed forces memorial.
Arsene Wenger's furious reaction to another wounding defeat at West Ham did nothing to dispel his club's growing reputation for winning matches with beautiful football - and losing with bad grace.
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.