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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.
See also: play

play favourites

show favouritism towards someone or something. chiefly North American
See also: play
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In a research note to investors, Catanzaro says the suit calls out Ruzurgi's labeling, specifically highlighting that all efficacy data supporting the drug's pediatric approval appears to have been generated in adult patients, and accuses the FDA of "playing favorites" because of pricing considerations.
It seems Queen Elizabeth II may be playing favorites when it comes to her granddaughters-in-law.
He said he will not hesitate to recommend to Revenue Commissioner Caesar Dulay the transfer to far away places for RDOs playing favorites.
New national team coach Ramil de Jesus assured everyone that he won't be playing favorites when it comes to the fate of the women's volleyball team.
At Palm Court, Mansfield had a loyal following, playing favorites and requests and keeping an eye on the door so that when regulars came in, they could be greeted with "their" song, Collins said.
Somewhat inappropriate--it can seem like you are playing favorites unless all employees get a gift: 21%
Playing favorites. All policies governing intra-office dating must be equally and consistently enforced.
Abbott has been careful to avoid the appearance of playing favorites in a presidential contest that could include several candidates with ties to Texas.
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Other research described in the book finds commonalities in primate cooperation and friendship, as well as in power plays, playing favorites and other dark social arts.
Chapters discuss the perils of expecting kids to fill adult roles, unjustly pressuring a child to fulfill one's own fantasies, playing favorites, and other behaviors that may not be unconsciously done but are none the less harmful.
From how to administer appraisals evenly without playing favorites, to when one should handle an issue personally versus calling in reserves, to how to select appraisal processes ideal for one's chosen business, Performance Appraisal for the Everyday Manager is inordinately useful and highly recommended.
The VA is playing favorites among religious groups and violating one of this nation's greatest freedoms.
Then, impress your friends by playing favorites like "Ode to Joy" and "Greensleeves."
A retired school superintendent from Connecticut offers guidelines for developing an ethically-based teacher recruiting program that eliminates patronage, creates a level playing field for all candidates, and discourages administrators from playing favorites. His guidelines address interviewer training, the background check, an abbreviated application for attracting administrators, site visits to a candidate's home district, the initial screening stage, the interviewing process, and candidate excuses for withdrawal.