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unfair advantage

This page is about the collocation unfair advantage

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

an advantage that isn't fair or hasn't been earned

For example

  • Rich kids have an unfair advantage over poor kids who work after school.

  • Subsidised farmers from wealthy countries have an unfair advantage in the global food market.

Quick Quiz

An athlete has an unfair advantage if he

a. has more talent than his opponents

b. has trained harder than his opponents

c. has taken performance-enhancing drugs

Contributor: Matt Errey