logrolling(redirected from Log-rolling)
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1. The exchanging of political favors, especially the trading of influence or votes among legislators to achieve passage of projects that are of interest to one another.
2. The exchanging of favors or praise, as among artists, critics, or academics.
3. See birling.
[From the early American practice of neighbors gathering to help clear land by rolling off and burning felled timber.]
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US the practice of undemocratic agreements between politicians involving mutual favours, the trading of votes, etc
2. (Games, other than specified) another name for birling. See birl1
log•roll•ing(ˈlɔgˌroʊ lɪŋ, ˈlɒg-)
1. the exchange of support or favors, esp. by legislators for mutual political gain.
2. cronyism or mutual favoritism among writers, editors, or critics, as in the form of reciprocal flattering reviews.
3. the action of rolling logs to a particular place.
4. the action of rotating a log rapidly in the water by treading upon it, esp. as a competitive sport; birling.
The practice of trading favors between politicians in order to ensure the passage of legislation or adoption of policy that favors a particular interest.
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|Noun||1.||logrolling - act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects|
exchange - the act of giving something in return for something received; "deductible losses on sales or exchanges of property are allowable"
|2.||logrolling - rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)|
spin, twirl, twisting, whirl, twist - the act of rotating rapidly; "he gave the crank a spin"; "it broke off after much twisting"