with bad grace
Reluctantly, rudely, as in He finally agreed to share the cost, but with bad grace. [Mid-1700s] Also see with good grace.
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We need to recover and grow the idea that the proper answer to bad speech is more and better speech.
I gotta say—I think this past year was pretty bad for music.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Ass-kicking, bad guy-killing Carter is just a future spinster.
They all immediately dashed out to their car to catch the bad guys.
Terrorism is bad news anywhere, but especially rough on Odessa, where the city motto seems to be “make love, not war.”
Many of them were delicious in the role; one of them was the embodiment of every womanly grace and charm.
They ranged from moving trunks to cleaning cisterns, and, by grace of all of them, Sim was doing very well.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
She was growing a little stout, but it did not seem to detract an iota from the grace of every step, pose, gesture.
May looked along at the dimpled grace, And then at the saint-like, fair old face, “How funny!”
See the ease and grace of the lady in the sacque, who sits on the bank there, under the myrtles, with the guitar on her lap!Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu