curry+favor+with

  • 1 curry favor with — curry favor (with (someone)) to try to make someone like you or support you by doing or saying things to please them. The candidate has promised lower taxes in an attempt to curry favor with the voters. Etymology: from the literal meaning of… …

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  • 2 curry favor with — courier n …

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  • 3 curry favor with someone — curry favor (with (someone)) to try to make someone like you or support you by doing or saying things to please them. The candidate has promised lower taxes in an attempt to curry favor with the voters. Etymology: from the literal meaning of… …

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  • 4 curry favor — (with (someone)) to try to make someone like you or support you by doing or saying things to please them. The candidate has promised lower taxes in an attempt to curry favor with the voters. Etymology: from the literal meaning of curry (= to… …

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  • 5 curry favor — verb seek favor by fawning or flattery This employee is currying favor with his superordinates • Syn: ↑curry favour, ↑court favor, ↑court favour • Hypernyms: ↑fawn, ↑toady, ↑truckle …

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  • 6 curry favor — {v.} To flatter or serve someone to get his help or friendship. * /Joe tried to curry favor with the new teacher by doing little services that she didn t really want./ * /Jim tried to curry favor with the new girl by telling her she was the… …

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  • 7 curry favor — {v.} To flatter or serve someone to get his help or friendship. * /Joe tried to curry favor with the new teacher by doing little services that she didn t really want./ * /Jim tried to curry favor with the new girl by telling her she was the… …

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  • 8 curry\ favor — v To flatter or serve someone to get his help or friendship. Joe tried to curry favor with the new teacher by doing little services that she didn t really want. Jim tried to curry favor with the new girl by telling her she was the prettiest girl… …

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  • 9 curry favor — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) v. to try to win someone over through flattery. I was sickened by his attempts to curry favor with the governor. SYN.: flatter, fawn over, stroke, *kiss up to, *brownnose, *bootlick, praise, *fall all… …

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  • 10 curry favor — flatter someone to get his help or friendship He has been working hard to curry favor with the other members of the committee …

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  • 11 curry favor — (v.) early 16c., altered by folk etymology from curry favel (c.1400) from O.Fr. correier fauvel to be false, hypocritical, lit. to curry the chestnut horse, which in medieval French allegories was a symbol of cunning and deceit. See CURRY (Cf.… …

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  • 12 In favor with — 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.… …

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  • 13 To curry 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.… …

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  • 14 To curry favor — Curry Cur ry (k?r r?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curried} ( r?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Currying}.] [OE. curraien, curreien, OF. cunreer, correier, to prepare, arrange, furnish, curry (a horse), F. corroyer to curry (leather) (cf. OF. conrei, conroi, order …

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  • 15 favor — fa|vor1 [ feıvər ] noun *** ▸ 1 something you do to help someone ▸ 2 support/admiration ▸ 3 giving unfair advantage ▸ 4 small present for guest ▸ 5 sex ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count something that you do for someone in order to help them: do someone a… …

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  • 16 curry — cur|ry1 [ kʌri ] noun count or uncount an Indian food consisting of meat or vegetables cooked in a sauce with a hot flavor, often eaten with rice: a chicken/lamb/vegetable curry curry cur|ry 2 [ kʌri ] verb transitive to cook something such as… …

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  • 17 favor — gain favor with grant (smb.) a favor to find favor in smb. s eyes to vie for smb. s favor (G) he favors raising taxes [ approval ] [ liking ] to curry favor with [ friendly act, service ] to do in favor with to find to look with favor on smt. to… …

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  • 18 curry — curry1 [kʉr′ē] vt. curried, currying [ME curraien < OFr correier, conreder, to put in order < VL * corredare < L com , with + red , base appearing in * arredare: for IE base see RIDE] 1. to use a curry comb 2. to prepare (tanned leather) …

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  • 19 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.… …

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  • 20 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. for… …

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