in (someone's) good graces

idiom

: liked and thought highly of by someone in authority
He works late to stay in his boss's good graces.

Examples of in (someone's) good graces in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keeping themselves in good graces with San Diegans whose feelings Eli hurt, the Wave defeated the NJ/NY Gotham’s women’s soccer club whose ownership group Eli joined in August. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2023 Numerous sanctioned Russians living abroad have come out against the war, often with the sidebar that their criticism will put them in good graces with those in charge of sanctions in Washington and Brussels. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 16 Mar. 2023 The decision didn't exactly keep her in good graces with the show's creator and producers. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2023 And it wouldn’t be just Depp back in good graces, despite the adamant online abuse Heard is receiving. Victoria Bekiempis, Vulture, 26 May 2022 Still, Marty and Wendy's scheming got them back in good graces; the FBI decided to make the same deal with Navarro's loose-cannon nephew and successor, Javi. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 23 Jan. 2022 When his fellow villagers refuse to believe him, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces. Ed Stockly, Los Angeles Times, 2 Apr. 2021

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“In (someone's) good graces.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20%28someone%27s%29%20good%20graces. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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