Definition of do someone a favor in English:

do someone a favor


  • Do something for someone as an act of kindness.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Whereas it is the customer who is doing us a favour by bringing their business to us.’
    • ‘I think the developers might be doing us a favour.’
    • ‘They know that the paying public are doing them a favour by choosing to spend their dollars there.’
    • ‘You could of course say he was doing them a favour, what with royalties and all.’
    • ‘They are actually doing me a favour by striking me off their list.’
    • ‘Adam accepted, although, in retrospect, he rather gave the impression that it was he who was doing me a favour.’
    • ‘Any readers who can suggest suitable reading matter or anything else to keep him amused would be doing me a favour.’