with good grace


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with good grace

Willingly, pleasantly, as in They had tried hard to win but accepted their loss with good grace. [Mid-1700s] Also see with bad grace.
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with good grace

If you do something with good grace, you do it cheerfully and without complaining. He accepted the decision with good grace, and wished me the very best of luck. Note: People sometimes say with a good grace. The captain accepted Jack's apologies and explanation with a good grace. Note: If you do something with bad grace or with a bad grace, you make it clear that you do not want to do it. With appallingly bad grace I packed up and we drove north.
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with good (or bad) grace

in a willing and happy (or resentful and reluctant) manner.
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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 good grace

In a willing manner.
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They do - peacefully, in short order and with good grace.
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Big Mac, 73, took the decision with good grace, thanking the judge and solicitors.