in someone's good books

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Definition of in someone's good books

chiefly British, informal
: in a state in which one is 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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“In someone's good books.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20someone%27s%20good%20books. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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