make fish of one and fowl of the other

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make fish of one and fowl of the other

To favor one person or thing over another, often in a discriminatory fashion. The phrase refers to the now-outdated practice of categorizing meat as fish, flesh, or fowl. I can't stand how unfairly you treat your sons—stop making fish of one and fowl of the other!
See also: and, fish, fowl, make, of, one, other
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