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.
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 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.
A LONG-awaited study expected to call for a US change of course in Iraq is intensifying pressure on President George Bush to find a way out of a war that has lost favour with the American public.
May even have lost favour with his beloved "Gracie" as he's been getting very close to Imogen.
And he also lost favour with fans last summer after a shambolic performance with Sir Elton John at Live 8 and a no-show when Babyshambles were due to support Oasis.
London's leading shares finished a miserable week in the red yesterday as stocks lost favour with investors.
He lost favour with the government during the Cultural Revolution but was eventually granted several honorary posts including chairman of the Chinese Writers' Association.
His link with Jordan comes as no surprise as the struggling Silverstone outfit was yesterday reported to have lost favour with current billionaire owner Alex Schnaider, who bought the team from another flamboyant Irishman, multi-millionaire Eddie Jordan.
Bailey and Williamson split and, while he may have lost favour with the odd trainer as a result, he was always too good a jockey to fall by the wayside.
Uday Hussein was one of the most feared and loathed figures in the former Iraq regime, a man who even lost favour with his own father.
The people-watching expert also claims to know why those who left before the last week lost favour with the viewers.
Well, sources told Corridors that some officials, who have allegedly lost favour with the members, continue to attend the party's top decision-making meetings unabated.
Akhtar 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.