get in (someone's) good graces

Being in someone's "good graces" means that that person is not angry or upset at you.

Most often, people try to "get in the good graces" of someone like:

  • their boss
  • their wife
  • a king or queen

You can also use the phrase "get back in ___'s good graces" to talk about getting someone who's angry to stop being angry:

I need to do something to get back in my mother-in-law's good graces.

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