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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

pros and cons

The various positive ("pros") and negative ("cons") aspects of something; the advantages or disadvantages of something.. Any time I have to make a tough decision, I take a moment to consider the pros and cons. There are of course both pros and cons to this approach, but we feel that the benefits greatly outweigh the negatives.
See also: and, con, pro

pro tip

A piece of advice from an expert or professional. The phrase is often used humorously to introduce unnecessary or obvious advice. Pro tip: keep the knife away from your fingers when you chop vegetables. The plumber gave me a few pro tips to fix that problem if it happens again.
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pros and cons

Arguments or considerations for and against something, as in We'd best weigh all the pros and cons before we decide to add a new wing to the library. This idiom is taken from the Latin pro for "for" and con for "against." [Late 1500s]
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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.
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the pros and cons

the arguments for and against something; the advantages and disadvantages of something.
Pro is Latin for ‘for’; con is an abbreviation of Latin contra , meaning ‘against’.
See also: and, con, pro

the ˌpros and ˈcons (of something)

the arguments for and against something; the advantages and disadvantages (of something): Your idea is interesting, but let’s look carefully at its pros and cons before we take any decisions.This expression comes from the Latin words pro, meaning ‘for’, and contra, meaning ‘against’.
See also: and, con, pro

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

pro

1. n. a professional (at anything); someone as good as a professional. When it comes to typing, he’s a pro.
2. mod. professional. I hope to play pro ball next year.
3. n. a prostitute. Do you think she’s a pro or just overly friendly?

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).
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Quality under the PROS II contract is measured using three important criteria:
There are two program management offices (PMOs) under the PROS II contract.
Task orders under the PROS II contract have ranged from very simple requirements such as conducting logistics management reviews, to very complex requirements, such as the establishment of an engine test facility in an FMS customer's country.
One of the original goals of task order support was to provide the capability to resolve critical part shortages when parts are no longer available through the PROS II requisition process.
Task order execution is dependent on expedited task ordering procedures which are established in the PROS II contract.
The customer communicates the FMS task order requirement to the command country manager and the AFSAC PROS II program management office.