Bad books? Good books?

Do you know the English phrases “to be in someone’s bad books” and “to be in someone’s good books“?

Can you guess what they mean?

Question 1.

“Harry is in his teacher’s bad books because he didn’t do his homework” means

a) Harry’s teacher is angry with him

b) Harry’s teacher is pleased with him

c) Harry’s teacher wrote his name in a book with a list of bad children

Question 2.

“Wendy is in her teacher’s good books because she got 100% on the test” means

a) Wendy’s teacher is pleased with her

b) Wendy’s teacher is angry with her

c) Wendy’s teacher wrote her name in a book with a list of good children

The answers are below! ↓

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Answers: 1. a) and 2. a)

Harry is in his teacher’s bad books means Harry’s teacher is angry with him.

Wendy is in her teacher’s good books means Wendy’s teacher is pleased with her.

Have you been in anyone’s good books or bad books recently?