in someone's good books


in someone's good books
in someone's good books
In favour with someone
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Main Entry:good

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in someone’s bad/good/books informal phrase
used for saying that someone is annoyed with you pleased with you

I’m trying to get back in her good books.

Thesaurus: not liked or lovedsynonym loved, liked or wanted very muchsynonym
Main entry: book

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see book

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in someone's good books
chiefly Brit informal : in a state in which you are liked or are treated nicely by someone

He's trying to get back in his boss's good books by offering to work overtime.

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Main Entry:book

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • in someone's good books — ► in someone s bad (or good) books in disfavour (or favour) with someone. Main Entry: ↑book …   English terms dictionary

  • be in someone's good books — be in (someone s) good books informal if you are in someone s good books, they are pleased with you. I cleaned the bathroom yesterday so I m in Mum s good books …   New idioms dictionary

  • in someone's bad books — Unpopular with someone • • • Main Entry: ↑bad * * * in someone’s bad/good/books informal phrase used for saying that someone is annoyed with you pleased with you …   Useful english dictionary

  • in\ one's\ good\ books — • in one s good graces • in one s good books adv. phr. Approved of by you; liked by someone. Ruth is in her mother s good graces because she ate all her supper. Bill is back in the good graces of his girlfriend because he gave her a box of candy …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in one's good books — approved of by someone, liked by someone I have been in her good books since I helped her with her work last month …   Idioms and examples

  • in someone's bad books — ► in someone s bad (or good) books in disfavour (or favour) with someone. Main Entry: ↑book …   English terms dictionary

  • in one's good books — adjective To be approved and treated well by someone. The boss is being very nice to me lately. I seem to be in his good books for some reason …   Wiktionary

  • be in someone's bad books — be in (someone s) bad books informal be in (someone s) good books if you are in someone s good books, they are pleased with you. He s in Melanie s bad books because he arrived 2 hours late …   New idioms dictionary

  • be in good books — be in (someone s) good books informal if you are in someone s good books, they are pleased with you. I cleaned the bathroom yesterday so I m in Mum s good books …   New idioms dictionary

  • in someone's bad (or good) books — in disfavour (or favour) with someone. → book …   English new terms dictionary