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marriage of convenience

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmarriage of convenienceˌmarriage of conˈvenience noun [countable]  1 an agreement between two or more countries, businesses, or people that is only made for political or economic reasons2 MARRYa marriage for political or economic reasons, not for love
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marriage of convenienceHe told me he was in a marriage of convenience.Though the diplomatic courtship is at an early stage, the Foreign Office is optimistic about such a marriage of convenience.The Home Office had suspected that it was a marriage of convenience, to get the woman in.It was a marriage of convenience.A marriage of convenience brings danger, suspense, and love to Marianne.This was a highly effective marriage of convenience, helping to balance the demand for electricity.
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