What is the opposite of "fall out of favour with someone"?

  • why not just "come into favour with someone"?
    – GEdgar
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 12:44
  • You need to add an explanation of what you're looking for. Otherwise, the opposite could be not fall out of favor with = remain in favor or @GEdgar's solution or several other possibilities.
    – 1006a
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 13:07

2 Answers 2


To come into someone's good graces.

in someone's good / bad graces, regarded with favor (or disfavor) by someone.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/in-someone-s-good-graces listed at number 20 under idioms.

If you want another one, which isn't as good:

"To get in someone's good books" which is very colloquial and informal

in someone's good books BRITISH, INFORMAL If you are in someone's good books, you have done something that has pleased them.

Link here

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    A link to your reference would be useful.
    – Nigel J
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 11:28
  • I wouldn't say "to get in someone's good books" was a) not as good as your other suggestion or b) more informal than "fall out of favour". But then I'm British, and it's the obvious answer to me. +1 as it doesn't seem worth me writing a seperate answer for it.
    – AndyT
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 14:23

Pulling the wool over someone's eyes is a method of gaining favor or advantage, using deception (originally it meant wearing a fancy powdered wig, to make oneself appear respectable).

It is in opposition to falling out of favour with someone, by injuring or repelling them with the brutal truth.

(The question didn't specify the cause of the falling out, but it's easy enough to surmise.)

  • This is a bad answer. You can fall out of favour for telling the truth, or for doing something bad. You get can get back in their good books be deceiving them or by genuinely doing something good.
    – AndyT
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 14:24
  • @AndyT ~ so if my answer was more generic and multi-use, it would meet your approval.
    – Bread
    Commented Mar 20, 2018 at 20:19
  • Not the wording I'd use. I'd say "if you actually answered the question rather than made wild assumptions about what the question was "actually" asking, it would meet my approval". Currently your answer is the equivalent of "Q: What's the opposite of losing? A: Cheating".
    – AndyT
    Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 9:07
  • @AndyT ~ Very general and nonspecific questions such as this one leave the reader a great deal of freedom and flexibility for creativity in thought and in writing. Obviously you share the same freedom, but your own assumptions just happen to be in disagreement with mine, and for some mysterious reason you feel overwhelmingly compelled to express your disapproval of my answer. And of course I realize you're perfectly free to do so, at your heart's content.
    – Bread
    Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 12:07
  • No, there is no need for assumption as to the meaning of "fall out of favour". What you have provided is not an opposite to it, it is a possible method for achieving the opposite to it.
    – AndyT
    Commented Mar 21, 2018 at 12:12

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