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Quid Pro Quo

Episode 15 / 23 Oct 2020

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Q - Quid Pro Quo

Definition: 

Doing a favour for somebody in exchange for getting something in return.

More:

It is a Latin phrase and is similar in meaning to “if you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours”.

Examples:

'The benefits of a quid pro quo deal on fishing quotas in return for market access — in financial services, for example — looks like such a no-brainer that it has its own Wikipedia entry.'

Bloomberg, 2020

'However, the bill proposed that any new Chinese demand for an additional consulate in the U.S. will be through a quid pro quo around an American consulate in Lhasa.'

The Diplomat, 2020

'If you start introducing such quarantine restrictions in Wales does that mean then there's a quid pro-quo that England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will start doing the same for Welsh residents?'

BBC News, 2020

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