find favor with (one)

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

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