Overview

curry favour


'curry favour' can also refer to...

 
Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Ingratiate oneself with someone through obsequious behaviour, from an alteration of Middle English curry favel, from the name (Favel or Fauvel) of a chestnut horse in a 14th-century French romance who became a symbol of cunning and duplicity; hence ‘to rub down Favel’ meant to use the cunning which he personified.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.