slant against (someone or something)

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slant against (someone or something)

1. To lean against or angle into something. He slanted against the doorframe with his eyes narrowed and his arms crossed while I packed my things into a suitcase. The fence has gotten so weighed down with ivy that it has started slanting against the side of the house.
2. To hold, represent, or play into a bias against someone or something. While the newspaper typically slants against the politician, it has come out in favor of her new tax reform proposal. The group has always slanted against any form of governmental control or interference, promoting deregulation and state-level autonomy instead.
3. To write or present something in such a way as to form, represent, or play into a bias against someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slant" and "against." Please try to keep your writing neutral—we don't want you slanting your articles against any politicians or political parties. Purporting itself to simply be presenting facts, it's pretty clear the director has slanted the documentary against the criminal justice system.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

slant something against someone or something

to bias something against someone or something; to twist information so it is against someone or something. The writer slanted the story against the innocent people of the town. The reporter slanted her story against one political party.
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slant against something

to rest obliquely against something. The bookcase slants against the wall, and it should be straight. The lumber was left slanted against the garage.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Like most of the national press in this country, which is Tory controlled, the BBC is so slanted against Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party in general that they will say or do absolutely anything to bring the opposition into disrepute.
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"I turrned the chance down because I felt the questions would be slanted against Graham and that would not have been right."