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Rigged system


A rigged system is devised to give an unfair advantage to one side over another. Illegally altering a process to improve one’s own dominance. ‘Rigged’ exposes the fact that someone or some group has purposefully created a situation that advtanges someone else or disadvantages others.¬† (Compare to Moving the goalposts or Ace up the sleeve.)

“I can’t get a job with the government because the system is rigged against liberals.”


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