Please explain use of to specific to this sentence

An idiological deficit is to the advantage of Congress party.

  • I think you spelled "ideological" incorrectly.... – Teacher KSHuang Apr 20 '17 at 7:54
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    It's best to see 'to X's advantage' / 'to the advantage of X' as a fixed phrase. See Collins sense 2. – Edwin Ashworth Apr 20 '17 at 8:07
  • Thanks, @EdwinAshworth, I had been looking for a dictionary entry with the phrase. – Teacher KSHuang Apr 20 '17 at 8:08
  • The title doesn't match the question. There's no context.. – Xanne Apr 20 '17 at 8:38

It's the preposition that usually follows the word advantage:

something gives an advantage to somebody

The only difference in your example is that to precedes advantage:

something is to the advantage of somebody

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