You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours

You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.

Fig. You do a favor for me and I'll do a favor for you.; If you do something for me that I cannot do for myself, I will do something for you that you cannot do for yourself. I'll grab the box on the top shelf if you will creep under the table and pick up my pen. You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours.
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You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.

  also I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine.
something that you say to tell someone that you will help them if they will help you I do have some information you might be interested in, but what can you offer me in return? You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
See also: and, back, scratch
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YOU scratch my back and I'll scratch yours, Shane Doyle tells Ross tonight.
And it is dedicated to Washington's most hallowed ritual: You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.