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curry-favor (for) somebody

[cf, OED curry- favourer flatterer obs. → 1563] v. phr. 1. to give somebody an unfair advantage at work because of personal connections: The boss curry-favor him—he always taking up for him (Nassau). (Black)

2. to curry somebody's favor: The teacher give her a good grade 'cause she curry-favor her (Nassau).

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Last update: 2011-02-06 00:59
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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