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Slang

kickback

This page is about the slang term kickback

Meaning

a payment made, often secretly or illegally, to someone who has helped to arrange a deal or a job

For example

  • Several corrupt politicians were arrested for getting kickbacks from companies that were given huge government contracts.

  • We'll have to pay a $50,000 kickback to the school's principal if we want to get the job of building their new assembly hall.

Quick Quiz

The company that built the new national stadium gave the Minister of Sports a kickback that was

a. very painful

b. quite popular

c. worth $100,000

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Contributor: Matt Errey