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 Post subject: explanation of "in favor of"
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:06 pm 
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Hi dear,
What does the expression mean in the following sentence?
We'll strenghten trade ties with European Union in favor of a deal with Russia

(in favor of a deal with)

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 Post subject: Re: explanation of "in favor of"
PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:39 pm 
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Hi,

"in favor of" means to like or prefer something more than something else.

"I will choose chocolate ice cream in favor of the chocolate cookie."

This is saying that I like or prefer chocolate ice cream more than chocolate cookie.

"We'll strengthen trade ties with European Union in favor of a deal with Russia"

This person or group chooses to strengthen trade ties with EU instead of creating a deal with Russia.

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