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To one's advantage:‘events were moving in his favour’
advantageous, beneficial, of benefit, in one's favour, on one's side, helpful, good, right, conducive, convenient, suitable, fit, fitting, appropriateView synonyms
- ‘Sometimes life isn't fair - but sometimes it's unfair in your favour.’
- ‘For my part, I quite like spiders, too, as long as the size advantage remains in my favour.’
- ‘If it turns ugly, your efforts to play fair will weigh heavily in your favor.’
- ‘The fact that her looks go against the convention seems to work in her favour.’
- ‘There is also a good freshness about the team as well which hopefully will all work in our favour.’
- ‘They eventually paid the price but the home side could only add a penalty when the numeric advantage stood in their favour.’
- ‘He had all the advantages in his favour, and for what they were offering me it wasn't worth it.’
- ‘I expect a numerical advantage to be in our favour for today's derby, though.’
- ‘Finally at the fourth attempt the case was heard, the court found in my favour and appropriate compensation was awarded.’
- ‘This gives us something we can use in our favour, a huge advantage.’
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