curry favor

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seek favor by fawning or flattery

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They could well have been trying to curry favor with the Israelis by attributing natural delays to a grand political ploy on their part.
Bush, eager to curry favor with his conservative religious constituency, dispatched Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to the meeting.
You may curry favor with the Business Roundtable, but Hill do little to benefit children.
"The capitalist cinema, which promotes a few 'popular stars' to curry favor with the audience ...
A recurring theme throughout Burning Down My Masters' House is that Blair knows how to curry favor with editors, so he gets plum assignments and his stories get good display in the paper.
Despite the $200 million the Bush campaign is raising from corporate America, despite the trillions the administration has showered on the donor class, despite all the contracts that didn't go out for bid to favored corporations like Halliburton, despite shaping one policy after another to curry favor with GOP donors--despite all this, the Bush campaign sits up nights fearing it will be outspent by Howard Dean, Dennis Kucinich and Carol Moseley Braun.
(Machiavelli's other great work was the Discourses on the First Ten Books of the Histories of Titus Livy.) He dedicated The Prince to Lorenzo Medici in an attempt to curry favor with the restored ruler.
Yet according to media watchers, ARD and ZDF's generosity may curry favor with the DFB for future acquisitions, namely national Bundesliga (German league) matches now held by commercial web Sat 1.
What is not clear, however, is whether these steps represent real progress on environmental issues or whether they are merely symbolic gestures made to curry favor on the international stage.
Massive ethanol subsidization is another political stratagem pushed by the White House and leading Midwest lawmakers, led by Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), to curry favor with promoters of the corn-based additive.
Then there's the chancellor's latest budget, brazenly geared toward the Old Left in what Blairites view as an effort to curry favor among rank-and-file Labour Members of Parliament.
We don't have to curry favor with it,'' the veteran lawmaker said.
"Maybe he wants to curry favor with the homosexual and gay folks who were picketing 2398 Pacific [the apartment building in which Whipple lived with her partner, Sharon Smith] and demanding justice for Diane Whipple.