in someone's good books

This page is about the idiom in someone's good books



If you're in someone's good books, they are pleased with you.

For example

  • Ever since I helped her son get into university, I've been in Jean's good books and she's been very nice to me.

  • All you have to do to get into his good books is to agree with everything he says.

This idiom means the opposite to "in someone's bad books."

Quick Quiz

I've been in Harry's good books ever since I

a. crashed his car

b. fixed his computer

c. got drunk at his wedding

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Contributor: Matt Errey