quid pro quo
This page is about the idiom quid pro quoFORMAL
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.
This is a Latin phrase that means 'something for something'.
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Contributor: Matt Errey