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quid pro quo

A favor done for someone in exchange for a favor in return. This Latin phrase means "something for something." You wash my car, and I'll drop off your dry cleaning—quid pro quo. Our company has a specific policy against quid pro quo, to prevent unfair treatment and harassment.
See also: pro, quid, quo

not be the full quid

  (Australian informal)
to be slightly crazy or stupid He's a bit odd - I don't think he's the full quid.
See also: full, quid

a quid pro quo

something that you do for someone or give to someone when they have agreed to do something for you
Usage notes: This is a Latin phrase which means 'something for something'.
(often + for ) The government's commitment to release political prisoners is a quid pro quo for the suspension of armed struggle by the rebels.
See also: pro, quid, quo

be quids in

  (British informal)
to be making a profit If this deal goes ahead we'll be quids in.
See also: quid

not for quids

  (Australian informal)
if you say that you would not do something for quids, you mean that you would hate to do that thing I wouldn't do your job for quids.
See also: quid

quid pro quo

An equal exchange or substitution, as in I think it should be quid pro quo-you mow the lawn and I'll take you to the movies. This Latin expression, meaning "something for something," has been used in English since the late 1500s.
See also: pro, quid, quo
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