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bias against (someone or something)

A prejudice against someone or something. That teacher just seems to have a bias against me—she never calls on me in class, and she grades my papers so harshly. My father has a bias against that company because he dislikes its outspoken CEO. The bias against hiring women that exists in this company is painfully obvious.
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bias someone against someone or something

to prejudice someone against someone or something. Please avoid biasing everyone against me. One bad experience biased all of us against that brand of sausage.
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on the bias

on a diagonal line; on a diagonal pathway or direction. The panels of the dress were cut on the bias. The seamstress sewed the fabric on the bias.
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Within Republican echo chambers, claims of media bias have become so widespread that they are increasingly taken as gospel.
AccuRank analyzes everything from buying habits to content consumption, allowing Collective Bias to design influencer campaigns that ensure the most advanced distribution of content to drive increased traffic and sales at a particular retailer.
The author again acknowledges that the perception of media bias is a subjective process and that it depends, in part, on the personal ideology of the observer.
Researchers had been aware of implicit bias by providers against black patients, but the study also found substantial implicit bias against Hispanics, a group that has not been studied as heavily.
3 percent were prompted by ethnicity/ national origin bias.
Bias in human judgment (cognitive bias) has also been studied by psychologists and management experts.
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During my years of world travel, I've noticed a color bias everywhere.
Based on this evidence, my colleagues and I (Oliveira, Elliott & Goodman, 2005) decided to investigate whether this undershoot bias in sports precision skills might be a more of a phenomenon that could be happening right in front of our eyes in many real life skills.
Horton (1997) concluded that "[t]he only way to minimize bias among interpretations is to allow maximum dialogue from all parties, irrespective of their interests.
AGUA DULCE - As the county Regional Planning Commission prepares this week for what could be its final vote on the expansion permit of rural Agua Dulce Air Park, opponents are pressing two commissioners to recuse themselves from the issue, citing bias.
In 1996, as a CBS News correspondent, he made a splash with a Wall Street Journal op-ed piece titled "Networks Need a Reality Check: A firsthand account of liberal bias at CBS News.
Ascertainment bias is when we shape our thinking by prior expectation.
We review the literature on faculty evaluation and present a model that incorporates students' individual differences and grade inflation as sources of bias in teaching evaluations.
The scary thing about this kind of bias is that, like the guerilla warrior who hides within stands of lush foliage, it is concealed behind good intentions, kind words, and ostensibly thoughtful acts.