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    #1

    Played favorities

    What is the meaning of the expression in bold? Thanks.

    "Pashtun leaders thought that he played favorites to Tajiks…"

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    #2

    Re: Played favorities

    Hello Motico;

    To play favorites is to choose or grant a privilege to one or more members
    of a larger group unfairly (at least unfairly in the eyes of other members
    of the group.)

    Do you know the English term "teacher's pet?" It's the same idea.

    By the way, your sentence should read:

    "Pashtun leaders thought that he played favorites with Tajiks…"

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