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do someone a favour

Definition of do someone a favour in English:

1Do something for someone as an act of kindness: he did us a big favour by postponing his departure for a couple of weeks
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  • They act like they're perfect and they're doing you a favour by even talking to you.
  • He's probably doing you a favor by taking the job on.
  • We have to win both our games and rely on other teams doing us a favour.
1.1 (do me a favour) [in imperative] British informal Used to express brusque dismissal of a remark: ‘Are you some kind of social worker?’ ‘Do me a favour!’
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  • They talk about him as the best striker in Europe but do me a favour.
  • Somebody told me there's a story going round that he uses steroids. Do me a favour! The guy has an amazing trainer.
  • The issue, supposedly, is that as a mother, Kate shouldn't do this. Do me a favour.
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