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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.
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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.
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*out of favor (with someone)

no longer desirable or preferred by someone. (*Typically: be ~; go ~.) I can't ask John to help. I'm out of favor with him. That kind of thing has been out of favor for years.
See also: favor, of, out

out of favor

see under in favor
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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.
See also: favour, of, out