sweetheart deal


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sweetheart deal

n. a deal made between friends so that both may profit well. (Such deals usually involve illegal or unethical practices.) Most of the general contractors in town would be out of business if they didn’t offer “sweetheart deals” to the politicians.
See also: deal, sweetheart
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InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (LSE: IHG), a UK-based owner, manager and franchisor of hotels and resorts, has announced a Sweetheart Deal for couples getting married.
To help celebrate its 25th anniversary, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament's California Castle is offering a Valentine's Sweetheart Deal for $99* (regular price $149.
With the House of Representatives scheduling a hearing on the alleged sweetheart deal and Mighty's predicament, some humility may be instilled in the swellheads in the Duterte government.
He said: "In the UK we pay corporation tax at 20 per cent, there is no sweetheart deal, it is absolutely the same corporation tax rate as everybody else.
FIANNA Fail is facing mounting pressure from its own backbenchers to reverse an "unfair" sweetheart deal for senior civil servants.
And while no one disputes the value of anti-gang programs, it's easy to see how this shell game could play out: First the trash fee goes from cops to anti-gang efforts; then other moneys that would have gone to anti-gang efforts go to City Hall pay raises or the latest sweetheart deal for a well-connected developer.
Officials at the home are angry over the sweetheart deal, saying they need to develop the land and use the income to remain financially solvent.
First, to an outside investor, loan forgiveness looks like a sweetheart deal.
This budget gives a big sweetheart deal to the multi-national gas drilling industry," said Jan Jarrett, PennFuture's president and CEO, "but it gives bupkis to the average Pennsylvania taxpayer.
The Engineers and Architects Association is threatening to conduct rotating walkouts if the city doesn't give its 8,400 municipal workers the same sweetheart deal as Department of Water and Power workers.
in a sweetheart deal that radically undervalues Intermix and fails to recognize the growing value of MySpace.
Considering the sweetheart deal USC has -- it paid $250,000 per game to play in the Coliseum last year -- it is taking a lot of convincing.
So much time has passed that it is easy to forget the way the Rams were allowed to leave - running the team into the ground to justify heading to a sweetheart deal in St.
This is a single-source sweetheart deal that puts ratepayers at risk and saddles them with millions of dollars in new stranded cost," said Smutny-Jones.
Did the DWP get raises because they claimed they were underpaid or was that just a sweetheart deal left over from the Jimmy Hahn era?