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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

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

ˌquid pro ˈquo

(from Latin) a thing that is given in return for something else: The management have agreed to begin pay talks as a quid pro quo for suspension of strike action.
The meaning of the Latin phrase is ‘something for something’.
See also: pro, quid, quo

quid pro quo

Tit for tat; in law, a consideration (payment). These Latin words, literally meaning “this for that,” have been used in this way since Shakespeare’s time. Indeed, he used it in Henry VI, Part 1, when Margaret tells the Earl of Suffolk, “I cry you mercy, ’tis but quid pro quo” (5.3).
See also: pro, quid, quo
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Perhaps President Donald Trump's offer to be a mediator on the Kashmir issue was a quid pro quo in appreciation of Pakistan's efforts and to keep Islamabad interested in the peace parleys with the Taliban.
The SNP has made it clear it would demand IndyRef2 from Jeremy Corbyn on its terms and its timetable as a quid pro quo for propping up a minority Labour administration.
It pertains to allegations of involvement of Kochhar and her family members in a loan provided to Videocon group on a quid pro quo basis.
The earliest is styled "Coast", the next "Upcountry" (the rest of Kenya, except Nairobi, which thus receives the latest and best edited items).However, even such an issue has a quid pro quo, something for which you must pay heavily to enjoy the privilege of receiving the best of it, namely, the one most cared for editorially.
Asked if the release was a quid pro quo, Bello said: 'Hindi naman.
The government's best response was to emphasize that the prosecutor convinced a jury that McDonnell had indeed taken a bribe and set up meetings as a quid pro quo. Why didn't the deputy solicitor general who argued the government's case instead claim that there was a difference between a campaign contribution and a direct cash payment to the governor made through his wife?
In 2010, a landmark United States Supreme Court decision involving former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling solidified the requirement of a quid pro quo when the federal government attempts to use an "honest services fraud" theory under the federal mail and wire statutes.
There is no such thing as free lunch and relations between countries were guided by their national interests and based on a quid pro quo. There are issues that cannot be shrugged off, he said.
The Saudis have played this role for the City of London banker cabal for nearly a century, part of a quid pro quo which involves oil, arms, drugs and covert operations.Ee (See my post, The Saudi Paymaster, or Chapter 3 of my book, Big Oil
The agency had mentioned in its earlier chargesheets that the multi- crore investments made by various companies and individuals in the business empire of Jagan were nothing but " bribes" given to him as a quid pro quo gesture to the sops doled out to them during his father late Y.
"On wage cost protocol it's a quid pro quo. If they get that we will want the other.
Some critics see the agreement as a quid pro quo for the new $100 million National Stadium donated and built by China and inaugurated March 26.
(23) The court also boldly states that in some instances, the word "explicit," as applied to a quid pro quo agreement in McCormick, can actually mean the exact opposite, "implicit." (24) On broader public policy grounds, the Eleventh Circuit's holding could have the effect of chilling political speech and allowing prosecutorial discretion to be wielded in a partisan manner.
The world governing body has picked up on rumours that one European bidder for 2018 has made a quid pro quo agreement for blocks of votes with a country bidding for 2022.
It quoted an unnamed Western source close to the talks with Israel saying: A quid pro quo deal is in the offing.