do (someone) a favor
do a favor for (someone)
Definition of do (someone) a favor
: to do a kind and helpful act for (someone) You can do your uncle a favor by giving him a ride. Do me a favor, please, and help me move this. —the phrase Do me a favor is sometimes used in an ironic way when a person wants someone to do something that he or she should do anyway Do me a favor and get home on time for once.
Word by Word Definitions
: some person : somebody
: friendly regard shown toward another especially by a superior
: approving consideration or attention : approbation
: to regard or treat with favor
: to do a kindness for : oblige
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