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.
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Couples who book at any participating Holiday Inn in US as their wedding venue will receive a Prepaid Visa card up to USD750 using the Sweetheart Deal wedding reception offer.
can receive a Prepaid Visa card up to $750 when choosing the Sweetheart Deal wedding reception offer.
There is no perception of sweetheart deals, and executives are not encouraged to take desperate actions to cover their loans.
So instead of paying their fair share, the industry will get sweetheart deals on drilling leases on state land.
Donna Christensen (USVI), under oath, if they will be receiving benefits from this sweetheart deal in the years to come.
I believe other major media companies are interested in bidding for Intermix, however Intermix refused to wait for other offers, and rushed to strike a sweetheart deal with News Corp.
Overwhelming shareholder opposition forced the Kona Board to rescind the first sweetheart deal.
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.
Labor Secretary Elaine Chao asking them to abandon a sweetheart deal on child labor announced earlier this week, and to take meaningful action to end the abuse of young workers.
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?
It's just a matter of whether City Hall is willing to spend a little more to pursue them, just as it gladly spends a lot more every time it cuts a sweetheart deal with some politically connected union or developer.
If they give in now, every other union will demand the same sweetheart deal, and, once again, there will be precious little left to hire more cops, pave more streets, solve more problems.
That's what the mayor and City Council did when they went on vacation without answering questions about who's responsible for cutting a sweetheart deal with DWP workers.