scratch someone's back

idiom

informal
: to do something that helps someone else but that is often difficult to do or wrong and with the expectation of help in return
usually used in the phrase You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours.

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“Scratch someone's back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scratch%20someone%27s%20back. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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