Definition To do somebody a favor

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to do (somebody) a favor (US), a favour (UK): to do something nice, something helpful (for somebody)
Could you do me a favor and call Susie? I would really appreciate it because I don't have much time.

In a sarcastic tone:

Do me a favor and leave right now!

to ask a favor (of someone): to ask, to request (someone) to do something for you


  • "I was wondering if you could do me a small favor."
  • "I need you to do me a big favor."
  • "Listen I have a huge favor to ask you."
  • "PS – I have done you the favor of organizing a "field trip" for the test monkeys next Friday."
  • "Mayor : Actually I had more of a personal favor in mind."
  • "The one time I ask you for a favor and you can't help me!"
  • "I would consider it a personal favor."
  • "I have a favor to ask of you. Something's up with Jean Marron."
  • "If you could do me the favor of letting me know how the interview goes with Mr. Steele, I would appreciate it."
  • "Subject: Small Favor"

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