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quid pro quo

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a giving or taking of one thing of value in return for another
  • in politics nobody does something for nothing: there's always a quid pro quo involved

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“Quid pro quo.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/quid%20pro%20quo. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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