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Definition of the verb curry favor
What does curry favor mean as a doing phrase?
- seek favor by fawning or flattery
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A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
To CURRY FAVOR [corruption of OE. curry fawel—t'rom F. sour-eager faueel, to rub the é'auoel or horse]: to seek or gain favor by flattery or o cious civilities. CURRY, n. kiir'rt [Pers khzirdz, broth, juicy meats]; a highly spiced condiment much ...
by Elizabeth Jewell
a curry favor see INGRATIATE. cur*ry«comb /koreekom, kiiree-/ n. metal serrated device for grooming horses. curse /kars/ • n. 1 solemn invocation of supernatural wrath. 2 evil supposedly resulting from a curse. 3 violent exclamation of ...
by Archie Hobson
PH RASES: curry favor ingratiate oneself with someone through obsequious behavior: a wimpish attempt to curry favor with the new bosses. [oRIGIN: alteration of Middle English curry favel, from the name (Pavel or Fauvel) of a chestnut horse ...
An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption by Amy Handlin
knew that the Union Pacific and other railroads bought back Blaine's bonds to curry favor with him as Speaker of the House.
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Curry favor Meaning
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