fall from favor


: to become unpopular : to lose support
Her theories have fallen from favor.

Examples of fall from favor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This rapid fall from favor stands in stark contrast to the surge in public support that right-wing populists are enjoying elsewhere in Europe, notably in France and the Netherlands. Michael Bröning, Foreign Affairs, 10 Mar. 2017 Its fall from favor at the end of the 1600s coincided with the first in-seam pockets for men. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, 29 Sep. 2022 In another History Extra article, Tracy Borman argues that Cromwell’s fall from favor was precipitated in part by the Pilgrimage of Grace, which shattered Henry’s faith in his chief adviser and his radical reforms. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 July 2021 Pinduoduo’s larger rival Alibaba was put under anti-monopoly investigation last month, a fall from favor that sent shock waves through the business community. Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2021

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“Fall from favor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20from%20favor. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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