in favor (with someone)(redirected from in favour)
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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.
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.
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.