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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

be quids in

slang To be able to profit or gain from something. ("Quid" is a slang term for the British pound.) Primarily heard in UK. We'll be quids in if that company buys our software!
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quids in

slang Able to profit or gain from something. ("Quid" is a slang term for the British pound.) Primarily heard in UK. We'll be quids in if that company buys our software!
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be not the full quid

slang To be a bit crazy or wacky. Primarily heard in Australia. He's not the full quid if he thinks that plan is going to work. Of course he's not the full quid—he's wearing pajamas at the beach!
See also: full, not, quid

for quids

For any compensation or incentive; under any conditions or in any situation. Often used in the negative. If there are bugs in your basement, then I'm not going down there for quids!
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not the full quid

Rather stupid or unintelligent; slightly crazy or unhinged. Primarily heard in Australia, Canada. He's not the full quid if he thinks that plan is going to work. Of course he's not the full quid—he's wearing pajamas at the beach!
See also: full, not, quid

not the full shilling

Rather stupid or unintelligent; slightly crazy or unhinged. He's not the full shilling if he thinks that plan is going to work. Of course he's not the full shilling—he's wearing pajamas at the beach!
See also: full, not, shilling

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

quids in

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you are quids in, you make or have more money than you expected. Workers soon cheered up when they realised that being paid in euros had left them quids in. Note: `Quid' is an informal word for a pound sterling.
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not the full shilling

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you say that someone is not the full shilling, you mean that they are stupid or crazy. We all thought he wasn't quite the full shilling because he was slow — slow at sums and slow at writing.
See also: full, not, shilling

be quids in

be in a position where you have profited or are likely to profit from something. British informal
Quids is only found in this phrase, the normal plural being quid .
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not the full quid

not very intelligent. Australian & New Zealand informal
As an informal term for a pound sterling (or, in former times, a sovereign or guinea) quid dates from the late 17th century: its origins are unknown. Compare with not the full shilling (at shilling).
See also: full, not, quid

not the full shilling

not mentally alert or quick-thinking.
See also: full, not, shilling

not the full ˈquid

(AustralE, New Zealand, informal) not very intelligent: George always looks to me like he’s not the full quid. OPPOSITE: all there
A quid is an informal word for one pound in British money.
See also: full, not, quid

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

quids ˈin

(British English, informal) in a position of having made a profit, especially a good profit: I’ve just received three cheques so we’re quids in at the moment.
A quid is an informal word for one pound in money.
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