discriminate against (someone or something)

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discriminate against (someone or something)

To impose limitations on a particular person or group for prejudicial reasons. Those who continue to discriminate against people of color will continue to meet resistance from those who believe in equality.
See also: discriminate
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

discriminate against someone or something

to single out a type of person or thing for special negative treatment or denial of equal treatment; to act in a prejudicial manner against someone or something. This law discriminates against short people. You discriminate against people in wheelchairs.
See also: discriminate
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Miss A alleged that she had been discriminated against on the grounds of sex, but the police said that they were discriminating against her on the grounds of her transsexuality but that was not unlawful.
Anne said the cabbie was discriminating against her because she was in a wheelchair.