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in favor with

Held in friendly regard by, as in She's really in favor with the press. This idiom uses favor in the sense of "approval." The same is true of the antonym, out of favor with, as in He was out of favor with the board. [Early 1500s] Also see in favor of.
See also: favor
References in classic literature ?
Raleigh took a great interest in these estates, so perhaps it was not altogether a hardship to him, finding himself out of favor with his Queen, to go to Ireland for a time.