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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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Work already being done in this field needs to continue, and we also need to increase our efforts to reduce bias.
Under the assumption that the results are reflective of manager bias on performance, the researchers suggest that workplaces adopt specific policies, including promoting female managers and encouraging managers to interact with all employees equally, to reduce the prevalence and effects of implicit bias.
The report led to Facebook investigating the accusations and finding no trace of systematic bias.
According to the study, 55% of those surveyed had present bias and about 70% had exponential-growth bias.
A two-standard-deviation increase in either measure of bias (equivalent to moving from a typical level of bias to the 95th percentile) would decrease retirement savings by about $26,000, or about 20 percent relative to the mean value of $133,000.
The empirical findings don't show that Republican claims about media bias are wrong.
The author also uses Chapter 3 to examine other theoretical approaches to studying media bias such as cognitive dissonance and persuasion.
Unintentional forms of bias are frequently conceptualized as implicit, meaning that they are hard to control, not always consciously accessible, and measured indirectly (Greenwald & Banaji, 1995).
Bias is central to multicultural counseling awareness, knowledge, and skill.
Unilever is one of the pioneers in seeking a methodical approach to eradicating bias in business forecasting.
Personally, I don't feel that to have a particular bias is wrong whether it is for football or anything else.
I agree that objectivity, in the end, has hurt political journalism more than it has helped, but I cannot agree with his claims about a liberal bias in the press.