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in (one's) favor
1. 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!
2. Highly regarded by one; widely accepted or enjoyed by one. John had been in his boss's favor ever since he managed to secure that lucrative client. Though many were skeptical of its success, the sequel is largely in the devoted fanbase's favor.
in favor (with someone)
Highly regarded (by someone); widely accepted or enjoyed (by someone). Primarily heard in US. John had been in favor with his boss ever since he managed to secure that lucrative client. Though many were skeptical of its success, the sequel is largely in favor with the devoted fanbase. The new fashion has been in favor for a few weeks now.
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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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
in/out of ˈfavour (with somebody)supported/not supported or liked/not liked by somebody: I seem to be out of favour with the head of department after my remarks at the meeting. ♢ He stays late every afternoon because he wants to stay in favour with the boss.
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