backscratcher

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backscratcher

(ˈbækˌskrætʃə)
n
1. (Tools) an implement with a long handle, used for scratching one's back
2. informal a person who provides a service, corporate or public money etc, for another, in order to receive a similar service or reward in return
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backscratcher - someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantagebackscratcher - someone who is willing to trade favors or services for mutual advantage
opportunist, self-seeker - a person who places expediency above principle
2.backscratcher - a long-handled scratcher for scratching your backbackscratcher - a long-handled scratcher for scratching your back
scratcher - a device used for scratching
Translations
selänrapsutin

backscratcher

[ˈbækˌskrætʃəʳ] nmanina (grattaschiena inv)
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The Honours system is worthless - political backscratchers, crawlers and vacuous party mouthpieces tend to do well, where are the working class?
The company sells municipal street-sweeping brushes to ranchers as backscratchers for livestock, conveyor belts for garden edging, and old parachutes as canopies for backyard weddings.
Because this ermine-robed mob of backscratchers and freeloaders represent everything that is wrong with our country.
I suggest an additional Order for the wider public; the Reverential Company of Backscratchers.