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partial to (someone or something)

Particularly fond of someone or something; having someone or something as one's favorite or preference. I know Janet likes the cream color, but I'm partial to the robin's-egg blue, myself. I'm always been partial to you, Tom, so I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt in this situation.
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*partial to someone or something

favoring or preferring someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) The boys think their teacher is partial to female students. I am partial to vanilla ice cream.
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2 : favoring one side of a question over another <I'm too partial to be a fair judge.
3 : fond or too fond of someone or something <Grandma is partial to ice cream sodas.
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