a sop to Cerberus

(redirected from Cerberus)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

a sop to Cerberus

A bribe. Taken from the ancient Greek and Roman custom of leaving gifts with corpses so that Cerberus (guardian of the gates of hell) would pass them by. What is this money, a sop to Cerberus so that I won't tell the authorities what you've done?
See also: sop
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

a sop to Cerberus

something offered to appease someone.
In Greek mythology, Cerberus was the three-headed watchdog which guarded the entrance of Hades. In the Aeneid Virgil describes how the Sibyl guiding Aeneas to the underworld threw a drugged cake to Cerberus, thus enabling the hero to pass the monster in safety.
See also: sop
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
It will continue to be led by Robin Perkins, Frontier Spinning Chief Executive Officer, and the rest of the current management team, as it looks to expand its leading market position in partnership with Cerberus and TCW.
In February 2018, Metro Bank bought PS523m of buy-to-let mortgages, mainly made up of London and south-eastern properties, from Cerberus to boost its loanbook, according to reports by Sky News last night.
Cerberus may offer $110m for a 25% stake in the units, one of the people said.
Tang is to be head of advanced analytics for EMEA at Cerberus Technology Solutions.
Under the terms of the agreement, Cerberus acquired all outstanding shares of Sparton's common stock for USD 18.50 per share in cash.
Samvardhana Motherson Group is a world class company, and this transaction would fulfill one of our key objectives, which is to position the business with a leading entity that will take Reydel to an even higher level of performance and success," said Dev Kapadia, senior managing director of Cerberus and co-chair of the Cerberus Private Equity Investment Committee.
He will consult with Cerberus as it continues its focus on investment opportunities and strategic partnerships in the European financial services sector.
ASUS Middle East today announced the Cerberus V2 gaming headset and Cerberus Mech RGB mechanical gaming keyboard, the latest gaming peripherals in the best-selling Cerberus series.
Stephen Feinberg, the co-founder of private investment firm (http://www.cerberuscapital.com/team/stephen-a-feinberg/) Cerberus Capital Management , is worth an estimated $1.27 billion, $1.5 million of which he donated to a pro-Trump group during the 2016 campaign.
SATS developed a new version of its flagship database monitoring technology, Cerberus specifically targeting the cloud implementations of SQL Server database, from simple scalable standalone database instances up to complex SQL Server multi-node database clusters.
Newcastle-based UK Asset Resolution Limited (UKAR) - the company tasked with winding down former Northern Rock and Bradford and Bingley assets - said the deal to sell the portfolio to private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management LP represents proceeds of around PS280m.
-- The buyout of Safeway Inc., the nation's second-largest supermarket chain, by private-equity investors led by Cerberus Capital Management LP is on the verge of closing.
Now, with the introduction of the Sparc Cerberus 420 from Interfood Technology, automated checkweighing can be delivered, along with metal detection and accurate labelling, all from a single machine.