quid pro quo Formal
Meaning: If you do something as a quid pro quo, you do it on the understanding that something will be done for you in return.
- I have this quid pro quo with my flatmate where I do his washing for him and he lets me use his computer for an hour a day.
- Let's make it a quid pro quo in which you contribute to our party's election fund and we give you a big government contract if we win the election.
Let's make it a quid pro quo. I'll cook dinner for you if