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    in detriment of

    What does mean?! Could anyone please explain it to me providing an example?

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    Re: in detriment of

    No. It's not a natural English expression. There is only one citation for 'in detriment of' in COCA, and 447 for 'to the detriment of'.

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    Re: in detriment of

    It seems to me that the speaker may have got it confused with some (irrelevant here) 'in <noun> of' expressions, like 'in defiance of', 'in pursuit of', 'in payment of'...

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    Re: in detriment of

    well, say they are equivalent so could you please explain what "to the detriment of" means?

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    Re: in detriment of

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    well, say they are equivalent
    They are not equivalent. One is unnatural.
    so could you please explain what "to the detriment of" means?
    Definition of detriment | Collins English Dictionary

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