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sweet‧heart [countable]
1 spoken a way of speaking to someone you love [= darling]:
Come here, sweetheart.
2 spoken an informal way of speaking to a woman you do not know, which some women find offensive

sweetheart deal

American English an agreement that is unfair because it gives an advantage to people who know each other well or to people who have a lot of influence:
Members of the council had arranged a sweetheart deal with CTS.
4 old-fashioned the person that you love:

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