play favourites

play favourites

To give preferable treatment to someone or something one likes or favours more than others. Primarily heard in UK. The teacher is always playing favourites in class, letting the students she likes go home a little bit earlier than the rest. As an MP, I promise not to play favourites with our public services.
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If they prefer staying indoors, buy them a dance mat or interactive sports game for their console, play favourites such as Twister or simply put on some music and dance around the living room.
Although cats aren't meant to play favourites, Mittens confesses: "I especially love my male owner.
In a repeat of the 2008 semi-finals, England will taKe on holders New Zealand and Fiji play favourites Australia.
Play Favourites Encourage everyone to think of different 'favourite' questions for the group.
On McLeish's selection, Jerome says: "He won't pity anyone, or play favourites.
One was baffled at the extent that we play favourites even within the victims of terrorism.
The family-friendly exhibition is taking over the building's Floor One Gallery and showcases all sorts of Japanese play favourites.
Hargreaves now has to decide on the seven (plus a medical reserve) he will take to Princes GC in late September at the English County finals where they will play favourites Yorkshire in the first of the three round-robin matches.
Play favourites like FIFA Football and Grand Theft Auto.
The result leaves the Scots bottom of Group Five with just two points from three games and they have yet to play favourites Italy.
They play favourites Blackrock in the final of the Leinster Senior Schools Challenge Cup.
TON Pentre set out to throw the Mac Whirter Welsh League title chase wide open when they play favourites Goytre United at Ynys Park tomorrow (7.
Robin Colvill will play favourites by the likes of Chopin, Beethoven and Rachmaninov on Wednesday, January 14.
Although it's understandable a parent or grandparent might have a favourite child, it's not OK to play favourites.