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phrase [usu with poss]
Someone's good offices are the help that they give to other people who are trying to achieve something. [formal]support ⇒ She sought the good offices of the President for the smooth passage of the Bill.
I owe this to Ellis and his good offices , I said as I walkedaway.O'Brian, Patrick TESTIMONIES`Without your good offices , we might not have broughtRick into the net," said Ziegler.Jenkins, Geoffrey A DAYSTAR OF FEAR