English version

special pleading

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishspecial pleadingˌspecial ˈpleading noun [uncountable]  when someone tries to persuade you to do something by giving you only those facts that support their argument
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special pleadingThe situation is drastic, but I suspect that we will not hear special pleading for Bass workers from Conservative Members.First he supported the legislation and then we heard his special pleading for his constituency.Naked emotion grants the work an uneasy power - but at times it feels like special pleading.We should note that this analysis involves an element of special pleading.Marryat's readers would bring at least some associations and some understanding to this piece of special pleading.Isn't there just a touch of special pleading here?
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