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Could you do me a favour?
Can I ask a favour of you?
I’ll ask Steve. He owes me a favour.
Thanks very much for your help. I’ll return the favour some time.
He wouldn’t take any money for his work: he insisted he was doing it as a favour.
This approach has won more favour in the US than in Britain.
Nuclear power stations have lost favour in recent years.
an ambitious young man willing to curry favour with his superiors
He was careful to show no favour to anyone.
£500? Do me a favour! It’s worth twice that!
Those in favour of the motion, please raise your hands now.
Councillor Stone then outlined the arguments in favour of the proposed changes.
I am all in favour of trying to find ways to save money.
The council voted 11–3 in favour of providing the extra money.
The court ruled in Mrs Adams’ favour.
They have come down very strongly in favour of the proposed merger.
Manchester was rejected in favour of Liverpool as the site for the new stadium.
You’re not doing yourself any favours by going to work in that state.
Stephenson is currently out of favour with the England team selectors.
These stocks have steadily fallen out of favour with investors.
a derogatory word used for referring to people in the banking and investment industry who are thought of as taking serious risks in order to increase their own earnings …add a word
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