Definition of 'double standard'
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There must be a double standard there. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If there is an exemption for those providing herbal medicines it would set a double standard that could be very detrimental. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We may indeed need double standards. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Double standard We want one of these coats ourselves and on us it will look classy. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Another double standard is the criticism of women politicians who feature in women's magazines. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Another example of double standards. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'double standard'
British English: double standard NOUN
If you accuse a person or institution of applying double standards in their treatment of different groups of people, you mean that they unfairly allow more freedom of behaviour to one group than to another.
She accused the local police of operating double standards.
- American English: double standard
- Brazilian Portuguese: política de dois pesos e duas medidas
- Chinese: 双重标准
- European Spanish: doble juego
- French: deux poids deux mesures
- German: Doppelmoral
- Italian: due metri di giudizio diversi
- Japanese: 二重基準
- Korean: 이중 잣대
- European Portuguese: política de dois pesos e duas medidas
- Spanish: doble juego
Definition of double standard from the Collins English Dictionary
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