court favour


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  • verb

Synonyms for court favour

seek favor by fawning or flattery

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But Michael's failure to court favour with his teacher led to this hugely disappointing conclusion.
Vaughan was so desperate to court favour at yesterday's toss that he flipped the coin miles over his shoulder like a bride's bouquet.
It certainly is a bold move and one that will no doubt court favour with manager Steve Paterson.
Nothing, except to allow Tony Blair to court favour with Europe's political elite in his quest to become 'The First President of Europe'.
Israel signalled that Arafat's decision, an apparent bid to court favour with Washington as it prepared for a possible war on Iraq, would not result in any immediate resumption of talks with PA officials on statehood.
Buxton Mineral Water is looking to court favour with tennis fans in its fourth consecutive year as the official mineral water for Wimbledon tennis championships.
Instead of working with unions, for example in the public sector to improve efficiency and quality of services, Mr Blair believes it is better to court favour with private companies, whose motive is to make a profit above all else and not to deliver quality public services.
Both ITV and BBC are reported to be trying to court favour with the Dando look-alike.
The Swiss doesn't need to court favour with an English audience who already adore his every move but he does feel a sportsman's sense of frustration at matches decided by bad errors.
Both ITV and the BBC are reported to be trying to court favour with the Scot.
Farry has never gone out of his way to court favour and his truculent approach did not endear him to fans or team managers.
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