find favor with

find favor with (one)

To receive one's approval and appreciation. If you can find favor with the new CEO, I doubt you'll be subject to those rumored layoffs.
See also: favor, find
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: favor, find
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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