lose favor (with one)

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lose favor (with one)

To no longer be supported, accepted, approved of, or regarded highly by one. John lost favor with his boss ever since he managed to drive away the firm's most lucrative client. Those stupid toys are just a fad—they'll start losing favor sooner or later.
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lose favor

(with someone) Go to fall out of favor (with someone).
See also: favor, lose
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Nevertheless they never quite lost favour with young Brooke, who was now the cock of the house, and just getting into the sixth; and Diggs stuck to them like a man, and gave them store of good advice, by which they never in the least profited.
For instance, our mole told us that a woman CS who is believed to have lost favour with State House was for the better part of Friday contemplating resigning before she is unceremoniously bundled out of her current docket.
This is a testament to the fact that the APC has lost favour all over Nigeria.
Chain-drive propulsion lost favour to crank back axles in about 1918.
The nude photos that Playboy published over the years have lost favour to the Internet, where it is much easier to find such photos.
After a mandate based on austerity, Monti has lost favour among Italians and his popularity ratings have plunged, from more than 60 percent shortly after he took over last year to around 30 percent in recent weeks.
They were very popular in my youth but lost favour - partly as the varieties of yesteryear outgrew a pot in a couple of months and preferred warmer climates.
Those who used to be close to his father have either shifted to Shaikh Hamad's circle or have lost favour. Shaikh Hamad controls all the reins of power and is keen on a rapid development of Qatar's petroleum resources as well as the diversification of the economy.
But he seems to have lost favour with the team management, including skipper Shahid Afridi, after conceding 28 runs in a single over in the World Cup league match against New Zealand on March 8.
The drug had also lost favour in the local market in past years because of the negative impact, he said.
The Argentine president's nominee lost favour with the opposition when she facilitated the transfer of central bank funds to the Treasury without much consultation with the opposition.
But the business lost its sense of direction and her husband's idiosyncratic style of management meant that he lost favour in the City.
However, given the sharp retraction in gold prices and equity values in the gold sector, growth-oriented enterprises with our potential appear to have lost favour. In their place, investors seem to prefer enterprises with sustainable cash flow at lower risks.
But he lost favour after Bashar took power following the death of his father, Gen.
After its flotation in 1998, Matalan initially went from strength to strength but it lost favour as budget chains like Primark moved in.