In order to curry favor with soon-to-be-disgraced corporate executives?
But behind them are ISIS fighters and sympathizers and locals eager to curry favor by selling out their neighbors.
The event also reflects the way that Facebook, from the very beginning, has learned how to curry favor in Washington.
Asked if her elevated status has the town trying to curry favor with her throughout the year, Ms. Solomon laughed.
The company has dispensed more than $42 million since 2001 trying to curry favor with lawmakers and regulators.
Swear, I will kill thee else, that thou art not speaking to curry favor with me.
I came to the academy to learn, and not to curry favor with him.
He was keeping them to curry favor with a local rajah who headed the outbreak at Fattehpore.
She was like a dog which after a whipping tries to curry favor with its master.
A certain sycophant, thinking to curry favor with Johnson, took to laughing loud and long at everything he said.
early 16c., altered by folk etymology from curry favel (c.1400) from Old French correier fauvel "to be false, hypocritical," literally "to curry the chestnut horse," which in medieval French allegories was a symbol of cunning and deceit. See curry (v.). Old French fauvel is from a Germanic source and ultimately related to fallow (adj.); the sense here is entangled with that of similar-sounding Old French favele "lying, deception," from Latin fabella, diminutive of fabula (see fable (n.)).
the spice, 1680s, from Tamil kari "sauce, relish for rice."
“Currying favor” with someone means trying to ingratiate oneself by fawning over that person: “The ambassador curried favor with the dictator by praising his construction projects.”