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Post by Stevenloan » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:45 am

A: Favor for a favor.
B: Anything.
A: I need some personal information about your previous assistant.

Hi everyone! I checked the meaning of "favor for a favor" online but the only result is related to sex. Does this phrase mean "I've helped you before and now you help me back" in this situation?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by tony h » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:09 am

In a sense you are right but this is the first favour.

The longer version might me : "can you do me a favour and I will owe you a favour".

Later on you can "call in a favour". That is, to get the person to do the return favour.


My father in law was a local government housing officer and he used his position over many years to do many favours for local builders. When he retired he called in all the favours to build a new house. He claimed the only thing he had to pay for was the stamp duty, the rest was favours.
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Post by Bobinwales » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:47 am

You will notice that Tony has used the spelling,"FAVOUR". That is of course the UK English spelling. And is the correct one :lol:
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Post by Stevenloan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:24 pm

tony h and Bob : Thanks very much for your input.
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