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double standard

noun [C] uk   us  
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) double standards in being tough on law and order yet allowing his own cabinet members to escape prosecution for fraud.
Translations of “double standard”
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙重標準…
in Russian двойной стандарт…
in Turkish çifte standart/uygulama/muamele/işlem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 双重标准…
in Polish podwójny standard, niekonsekwentne zasady, niejednakowa miara…
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