find favor with

find favor with someone

to win the praise of someone. The maid found favor with the family and was given a large salary increase. Mary found favor with her employer because of her good ideas.
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While this stunning volume will have special appeal to naturalists and botanists, it will find favor with any reader who has a love of nature and appreciates fine printmaking.
Instead, the group is pushing for an eight-year extension which it hopes will find favor with the Democrat-controlled 110th Congress.
There is no stopping while shooting scenes; both Goss and Thomas keep the cameras rolling while they tweak details, asking actors to focus on specific ideas devised that find favor with the shows' creators.
An efficient and cheaper source of power, the ethanol alternative will find favor with farmers for lowering their crop-dusting aircraft's operating costs," said Embraer Development and Industry executive vice president Satoshi Yakota.
With clean sound produced by Joe Harley and engineered by Neal Ward, this is a most impressive recording that should find favor with blues and jazz fans alike.
He also said he had discussed the formula with Lee Thomas, and it did "not find favor with him' either.
The service is expected to find favor with a broad spectrum of companies that have peaks and valleys in their need for supercomputing power.
The biggest difference between book and film is in their tones: Rowling's book is very cheeky in its writing, while Columbus' film is more melancholy in its execution, which could prove to be the major difference in defining the film's ability to find favor with fans.
com will find favor with institutional Investors," stated Stanley Lanzet.
The prospect of more apartments south of New Los Angeles Avenue would likely find favor with civic leaders and be popular among those looking to move into the area.