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To give someone an unfair advantage - synonyms or related words

favour

verb

to help someone and give them an advantage in an unfair way

give/show preference to /someone/something

to treat someone or something better than someone or something else, or to give an advantage to someone or something

hand something to someone on a plate

to make it easy for someone to have or achieve something that they would normally have to work hard to get

rat tail

a type of hairstyle which has a long, thin strip of hair growing down the back of the neck

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speak human

(of a politician) to be able to communicate and connect with ordinary people

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