In Biography English movie Marie Antoinette (2006), Scene where Ambassador Mercy warns Marie about ignoring Du Barry, King's pleasure giving wife. Marie Antoinette married Louis XVI, King's grandson.

Mercy: Du Barry has been complaining to the king that you will not address her. And you cannot afford to fall out of favor with the king. Especially as your marriage not exactly on solid ground.

Marie: Fine. I'll talk to her.

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    "To fall out of favour" with someone means that you cease being liked by them
    – Maryam
    Aug 15, 2017 at 6:15

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To fall out of favor:

To lose someone's approval or acceptance


In this context it means not being liked or favored by the king any more, which is a very bad situation for a person in the royal court, of course.

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