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English Language Learners Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for speakers of other languages learning English. It only takes a minute to up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. I'm trying to find out what "I'm partial to …" means. I thought that it means the same as "I like …". But I found this website , which claims:. If someone asks you whether you still love your husband after 50 years of marriage, for example, and you say, "I'm partial to him," you're either joking or politely saying "Not really.
If you answer the question with "I'm partial to him", doesn't that mean that you still like your husband after all these years instead of being joking or saying that you don't like him as this webite says? Is a warm stove hotter than a bonfire?
Is being partial to something less strong than loving something? It's equivalent to saying: "I'm biased towards choice A ". The reason that it would be a joke in the first example is that using such formal, emotionless terminology about something that the speaker is supposedly very passionate about their husband is ironic.
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Also, what is meant by the comparison Being partial to something is to love as a warm stove is to a bonfire. Improve this question. That which you are partial to is that which you have a particular liking for. So, to say you are "partial to him" puts him jokingly in the category of things you happen to like more than other things in the same category.
You like strawberry more than blueberry, green more than red or blue, and Volvos more than Fords or Audis. Add a comment. Active Oldest Votes. It can also be used for more general expressions of preference: Friends is a good show, but I'm partial to Seinfeld. Improve this answer. Peter Peter up or log in up using Google. up using Facebook. up using and Password. Post as a guest Name. Required, but never shown. Featured on Meta. Related 2. Hot Network Questions. Question feed. Accept all cookies Customize settings.Partial to blondes
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