in someone's black books

in someone's black books informal in disfavour with someone.
Main Entry: black

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  • black book — /ˈblæk bʊk/ (say blak book) noun 1. a book of names of people liable to censure or punishment. 2. Also, little black book. a small book containing a private list of names and addresses of associates in business, partners in sex, crime, etc. 3.… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • black book — 1. a book of names of people liable to censure or punishment. 2. in someone s black books, in disfavor with someone. [1470 80] * * * …   Universalium

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