in (someone's) good graces

Definition of in (someone's) good graces

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

Word by Word Definitions

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

goodplay
  1. :  of a favorable character or tendency

    :  bountiful, fertile

    :  handsome, attractive

  1. :  something that is good

    :  something conforming to the moral order of the universe

    :  praiseworthy character :  goodness

  1. :  well

    : used as an intensive

graceplay graces
  1. :  unmerited divine assistance given humans for their regeneration or sanctification

    :  a virtue coming from God

    :  a state of sanctification enjoyed through divine assistance

  1. :  to confer dignity or honor on

    :  adorn, embellish


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