double standard Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"double standard" in British English

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double standardnoun [C]

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a ​rule or ​standard of good ​behaviour that, ​unfairly, some ​people are ​expected to ​follow or ​achieve but other ​people are not: The ​governor is being ​accused of (having)doublestandards in being ​tough on ​law and ​orderyetallowing his own ​cabinetmembers to ​escapeprosecution for ​fraud.
(Definition of double standard from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"double standard" in American English

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double standardnoun [C]

 /ˈdʌb·əl ˈstæn·dərd/
the ​habit of ​treating one ​groupdifferently than another when both ​groups should be ​treated the same
(Definition of double standard from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “double standard”
in Chinese (Simplified) 双重标准…
in Turkish çifte standart/uygulama/muamele/işlem…
in Russian двойной стандарт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙重標準…
in Polish podwójny standard, niekonsekwentne zasady, niejednakowa miara…
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