a grudging yes


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Betty is talking to Daniel.

Betty: "Your father wants to have you and Alexis over for dinner with him and Wilhamina. I didn't know what to say."
Daniel: "Great, I get to spend time with my future stepmonster one, big, crappy family."
Betty: "A grudging "Yes" it is."

Could you tell me what she means by "A grudging "Yes" it is."?

  • Sowka

    Forera und Moderatorin
    German, Northern Germany
    Hello amateurr :)

    it means that the consent ("Yes") is given unwillingly, as explained in the Wordreference Dictionary.

    PS: Here, it's even more specific:
    of especially an attitude; "gave grudging consent"; "grudging acceptance of his opponent's victory"
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