in someone's bad books

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Definition of in someone's bad books

chiefly British, informal
: in a state in which one is not liked or treated nicely by someone He remains in her bad books after that outburst.

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“In someone's bad books.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20someone%27s%20bad%20books. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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