in one's favor
phrasal 1. in one's good graces 2. to one's advantage <
the odds were in my favor
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  • in one's favor — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} In a way that is good for you. * /Both teams claimed the point, but the referee decided in our favor./ * /Bob made good grades in high school, and that was in his favor when he looked for a job./ Compare: COME ONE S WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's favor — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} In a way that is good for you. * /Both teams claimed the point, but the referee decided in our favor./ * /Bob made good grades in high school, and that was in his favor when he looked for a job./ Compare: COME ONE S WAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • In one's books — Book Book (b[oo^]k), n. [OE. book, bok, AS. b[=o]c; akin to Goth. b[=o]ka a letter, in pl. book, writing, Icel. b[=o]k, Sw. bok, Dan. bog, OS. b[=o]k, D. boek, OHG. puoh, G. buch; and fr. AS. b[=o]c, b[=e]ce, beech; because the ancient Saxons and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in one's bad graces — {adj. phr.} Not approved by; not liked by. * /John was in his mother s bad graces because he spilled his milk on the tablecloth./ * /Don got in the bad graces of the teacher by laughing at her hat./ Compare: DOWN ON, IN BAD, OUT OF FAVOR.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's bad graces — {adj. phr.} Not approved by; not liked by. * /John was in his mother s bad graces because he spilled his milk on the tablecloth./ * /Don got in the bad graces of the teacher by laughing at her hat./ Compare: DOWN ON, IN BAD, OUT OF FAVOR.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's good books — phrasal in favor with one …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • By one's favor — favor fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • With one's favor — favor fa vor (f[=a] v[ e]r), n. [Written also favour.] [OF. favor, F. faveur, L. favor, fr. favere to be favorable, cf. Skr. bh[=a]vaya to further, foster, causative of bh[=u] to become, be. Cf. {Be}. In the phrase to curry favor, favor is prob.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To stand in one's own light — Light Light (l[imac]t), n. [OE. light, liht, AS. le[ o]ht; akin to OS. lioht, D. & G. licht, OHG. lioht, Goth. liuha[thorn], Icel. lj[=o]s, L. lux light, lucere to shine, Gr. leyko s white, Skr. ruc to shine. [root]122. Cf. {Lucid}, {Lunar},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • come one's way — {v. phr.} To be experienced by someone; happen to you. * /Tom said that if the chance to become a sailor ever came his way, he would take it./ * /I hope bad luck isn t coming our way./ * /Luck came Bill s way today and he hit a home run./ Compare …   Dictionary of American idioms

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