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good offices

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  1. influence, especially with a person in a position of power: He got the job through the good offices of his uncle.
  2. services rendered by a mediator in a dispute.

Origin of good offices

First recorded in 1900–05
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Historical Examples

  • He spoke of it to Grotius; who promised him his good-offices.

    The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius

    Jean Lvesque de Burigny

  • In the case stated above, I see first good-will and good-offices in one person; then ill-will and ill-offices in the other.