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in (one's) favor

To one's advantage or for one's benefit. I'm so relieved that the court ruled in my favor! My mom being away when report cards were mailed home has really worked out in my favor—I'm not grounded for my bad grades yet!
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in someone's favor

 
1. to someone's advantage or credit. (Especially in sports scores, as in the examples.) The score was ten to twelve in our favor. At the end of the second half, the score was forty to three in the other team's favor. 2. *in someone's favor liked by someone; approved of by someone. (*Typically: be ~; get [into] ~.) John might be able to help me. I hope I'm currently in his favor. My mother is mad at me. I'm certainly not in her favor. I'll try to get into her favor.
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in favor (of someone or something)

approving, supporting, or endorsing someone or something. Are you in favor of lower taxes? Of course, I'm in favor.
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