court favor


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Verb1.court favor - seek favor by fawning or flattery; "This employee is currying favor with his superordinates"
bootlick, kotow, toady, truckle, kowtow, fawn, suck up - try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss"
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His insolent bravery, his still more insolent success at a time when blows poured down like hail, had borne him to the top of that difficult ladder called Court Favor, which he had climbed four steps at a time.
Some people may prefer to court favor with the despots for the sake of power and self-interests.
The larger (hidden) issue was economic: Would the state's highest court favor the Board of Governors and protect the University of North Carolina from out-of-state competition?
The NCAA grows suspicious that Oregon may have used a sports agent to court favor with Duck football recruits after learning the UO paid $25,000 for a copy of "Who's Who Among Texas High Schoolers.
Penney are churning out home collections from Latin celebrities and devising an array of marketing programs to court favor with Hispanic shoppers.
Today s most potent climate bad guys are more subtle creatures--those who, usually to court favor with a homestate constituency, are holding back the growth of a clean-energy economy.
A leading theory used to explain the rise of conflict in the lower court appointment process focuses on the efforts of those responsible for selecting and confirming judges to utilize these appointments to court favor with their partisan activists and interested groups (Scherer 2005).
The "mad" Simon Eyre, leader of the members of "The Gentle Craft" in Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday, confronts the audience with its own need to court favor with power, while giving all a chance to experience group "homosociality," which is both androgynous in its achieved identity and carnivalesque in its ribald violence.
But it is also symptomatic of the Finnish mobile equipment giant's renewed efforts to court favor from industry watchers.