Curry Favour

The French courir, to hunt after, to seek, as courir une charge, courir un bénéfice, to sue for a living; courir les tables, to go a spunging. Similarly, courir les faveurs, to sue for, court, or seek, favours.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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