something in it for (one)

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something in it for (one)

Something for one to gain from a particular situation. Why should I help that jerk? Is there something in it for me?
See also: something

anything/nothing/something in it for somebody

(informal) any/no/some advantage, especially financial, to somebody: He wanted to know more about the business but I told him there was nothing in it for him.
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While agreeing with his colleagues that a restructuring of local and national political and economic relationships is required to solve Latin America's deforestation crisis (and that there is little reason to be optimistic), Schwartz wisely suggests that there has to be something in it for everyone.
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