backscratching

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backscratching

[ˈbækˌskrætʃɪŋ] N (fig) → compadreo m
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What did reliably function at the plant, according to allegations contained in the Rangers investigative report, was a system of political fundraising and backscratching.
Because the outside directors set the compensation of managers, this approach is potentially vulnerable to accusations of mutual backscratching.
There are no votes to lose in England, plenty to garner in Scotland and the SNP wouldn't want to be accused of backscratching the Tories by abstaining.
As well as the locals who have been gulled Pat Alker Denby Dale into signing up on the streets of Slaithwaite and Marsden, the developers have used social media to rouse Friends Of The Earth, Greenpeace, backers of similar schemes elsewhere in the UK (in a mutual backscratching exercise) and all the other rent-a-greens they could think of.
But he and another David - a certain Mr Cameron - enjoy a bit of mutual backscratching.
texts a i l s omb r his n g ving Ca r o us i with the privileged Chipping Norton set gives us e t a glimpse into Cameron's poisonous world of a backscratching elite.
As befits its title, "Scratch My Back" is the first chapter in a two-part backscratching exchange where the artists whose songs he records, return the favor by each recording a song of his.
But that only happens to the poor bloody infantry; the same rules do not apply in the incestuous, self-serving world of mutual backscratching remuneration committees and pension fund shareholders.
The word was applied to the political practice of reciprocal backscratching as early as 1809.
Bonuses would be hacked back and boardrooms opened up to replace the rotten, backscratching, old boys network with a system that was open, accountable and, crucially, less dangerous for the rest of us.
And mutual backscratching ensures the press don't go short of co-operation in stories that are purely rugbyrelated.