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be in sb's good/bad books

C2 If you are in someone's good/​badbooks, they are ​pleased/not ​pleased with you: He's in Melanie's ​badbooks because he ​arrived two ​hours late. I ​cleaned the ​bathroomyesterday so I'm in Mum's good ​books.
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