in someone's favour

in someone's favour
1) helping you, or giving you an advantage
be/work/count/go etc in someone's favour:

The delay might actually work in our favour.

2) showing who an amount of money written on a cheque should be paid to

He had tricked her into writing a cheque in his favour.


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