curry favor with (one)

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curry favor with (one)

To ingratiate oneself to someone Flattery won't work; the only way of currying favor with him is through hard work.
See also: curry, favor
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

curry favor with someone

to try to win favor from someone. The lawyer tried to curry favor with the judge. It's silly to curry favor with the boss. Just act yourself.
See also: curry, favor
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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had obviously hired Joseph to curry favour with him, given they were friends.
Alfonso, within days of Grant's public discussion of Alfonso's economy with the truth, forgot the bad Canada Lands people who were trying to curry favour with him and told anyone who cared to listen that yes, he did call Grant, the chairman of Canada lands, and suggest this was a valuable man with 25 years experience in land issues, and yes it would be a good idea for them to hire his man.