do (someone) a favor

variants: or

do a favor for (someone)

Definition of do (someone) a favor

  1. :  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

  1. :  to bring to pass :  carry out

    :  put

    :  perform, execute

  1. :  fuss, ado

    :  deed, duty

    :  a festive get-together :  affair, party

  1. :  the first tone of the diatonic scale in solmization

  1. : ditto

    : double occupancy

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

favorplay
  1. :  friendly regard shown toward another especially by a superior

    :  approving consideration or attention :  approbation

    :  partiality

  1. :  to regard or treat with favor

    :  to do a kindness for :  oblige

    :  endow


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