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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: 'something for something'

quid pro quo

noun
     
quid pro quo plural quid pro quos [countable]
something that you give or do in exchange for something else, especially when this arrangement is not official
quid pro quo for
There's a quid pro quo for everything in politics - you'll soon learn that.

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