One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
- ‘There is also a good freshness about the team as well which hopefully will all work in our favour.’
- ‘This gives us something we can use in our favour, a huge advantage.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘They eventually paid the price but the home side could only add a penalty when the numeric advantage stood in their favour.’
- ‘The fact that her looks go against the convention seems to work in her 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.’
- ‘He had all the advantages in his favour, and for what they were offering me it wasn't worth it.’
- ‘Sometimes life isn't fair - but sometimes it's unfair in your favour.’
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