One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Show favouritism towards someone or something.‘the Soviet diplomat said he wasn't playing favourites in the presidential campaign’
- ‘People were swearing at me the whole time and accusing me of playing favourites.’
- ‘She didn't play favourites: she treated me just as she would any of her other students, calling on me to answer questions, say words.’
- ‘You could tell the teacher played favourites, and that I wouldn't be one of them.’
- ‘They crowded around her, and Koko, who plays favourites, asked one woman wearing red to come closer.’
- ‘I won't start naming them cause I don't want to play favourites.’
- ‘‘I'm the prime minister of Australia, you have to understand I don't play favourites between different parts of the country, ‘he said.’’
- ‘How could I ever play favourites between these two.’
- ‘I think the publisher is just playing favourites and I'm very offended.’
- ‘It was announced only that the climate in the team was not good, and that he had played favourites with some players.’
- ‘Many smash repairers say the insurance companies are going too far, and playing favourites, even amongst the preferred repairers.’
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