influence peddler


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influence peddling

n.
The practice of using one's influence with persons in authority to obtain favors or preferential treatment for another, usually in return for payment.

influence peddler n.
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Noun1.influence peddler - someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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Someone recently approached me to share their disappointment with one of those prominent celebrities who was very vocal and active during the elections but has now revealed her true colors as an influence peddler claiming to have access and influence on cabinet members etc.
Its not a popular thing to defend Paul Manafort, the international influence peddler who ran Donald Trumps presidential campaign for a short time in 2016.
In the 1950s, a French real estate broker refused to tell the Senate the identity of the Filipino influence peddler who received an agent's fee of P400,000 after a sale of a big piece of public estate.
MITT ROMNEY has ripped into Republican rival Newt Gingrich attacking what he said was the former speaker of the House of Representatives' disgraced exit and subsequent work as a Washington influence peddler.
In the 15 years after he left the speakership, the speaker has been working as an influence peddler in Washington," the former governor said.
It is true that any Washington influence peddler is going to spread cash and favors as widely as possible, and 210 members of Congress have received Abramoff-connected dollars.
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Tote: 11-2 Smarty, 6 Narrow Water (with a run), 7 Ardent Scout, 8 Church Place, Gower-Slave, 10 Meadowbank, Paddy's Return, Storm Damage, 12 Bindaree, Moral Support, 14 Skillwise, The Last Fling, 16 Village King, 20 Kadou Nonantais, Kildorragh, Lance Armstrong, Native King, Scotton Green, Zaggy Lane, 25 Amberleigh House, Scotmail Boy, 33 Fornaught Alliance, Young Tomo, 40 No Retreat, 66 Kings Cherry, 100 Influence Peddler, 500 Maidstone Magnet.
Mohammed Fayed has been exposed yet again as a vulgar influence peddler and distributor of thick envelopes.
A review of filings under new federal lobbying disclosure laws reveals that for members of Congress, staffers and high-ranking federal employees, public service is often merely a midway stop on the journey to a more lucrative career as beltway influence peddler.
Though there is no physical resemblance in the image, Hart identifies with the role as she does in Self-portrait as Influence Peddler (all works 1993), and Self-portrait as President Card.
ItAaAeAeAEs not a popular thing to defend Paul Manafort, the internation influence peddler who ran Donald TrumpAaAeAeAEs presidential campaign f a short time in 2016.