backscratching

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backscratching

[ˈbækˌskrætʃɪŋ] N (fig) → compadreo m
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He's a serial liar who has blagged his way to the top, cashing in every backscratching favour that someone with his sense of entitlement and privilege thinks is theirs by right.
A restart won't work unless it's founded on mutual trust between the two nations, as opposed to mutual backscratching by Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This vicious circle of backscratching in the name of democracy between pets and politicos will never stop in Pakistan.
Theinternational elitehuddling together for mutual backscratching in an exclusive Swiss ski resort this week are the gilded beasts plotting how to cling on to their colossal wealth and power.
Bain was replaced by Celtic director Eric Riley in a traditional act of boardroom backscratching by the Old Firm in which they covered each other's backs while also claiming to represent the greater good.
According to James Twitchell's For Shame: The Loss of Common Decency in American Culture (1997), Daniel Patrick Moynihan devised the phrase "defining deviancy down" to "describe how we legitimize behavior previously regarded as antisocial or criminal." (Cole Porter made the same point more entertainingly in his song "Anything Goes.") The admonition to "judge not, that ye be not judged" has become translated from a high principle of moral restraint into a quid pro quo, a backscratching beatitude of the streets; I will agree not to hold your deeds to high moral standards so long as you agree to let me slide, too.
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. However, this concern may be alleviated if this committee follows a rigorous process in assessing and determining the directors' compensation.
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.
There are two moments in the film when Satrapi relies upon her father to pass down the history of Iran and its state of affairs: when he explains to the young Marjane how the Shah came to power not by divine appointment, but through a combination of political backscratching and nepotism (Paronnaud and Satrapi 00 : 05 : 55), and again upon Marjane's return from Vienna when he fills her in on what happened while she was gone, that while the eight years of war were over, many in Iran felt there was no real change other than the staggering loss of life (Paronnaud and Satrapi 1 : 04 : 24).