Definitions for quid pro quoˈkwɪd proʊ ˈkwoʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quid pro quo, quid(noun)

    something for something; that which a party receives (or is promised) in return for something he does or gives or promises

Wiktionary

  1. quid pro quo(Noun)

    Something understood as another ; an equivocation.

  2. quid pro quo(Noun)

    This for that; giving something to receive something else ; something equivalent ; something in return.

  3. quid pro quo(Noun)

    An equal exchange.

  4. Origin: From : "what for what" . See quid, pro, and quo

Freebase

  1. Quid pro quo

    Quid pro quo means an exchange of goods or services, where one transfer is contingent upon the other. English speakers often use the term to mean "a favor for a favor"; phrases with similar meaning include: "give and take", "tit for tat", and "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours."

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker:

    There's obviously no quid pro quo here.

  2. Elon Musk:

    There's no quid pro quo here, we're not asking for any money from the state.

  3. Charles Krauthammer:

    They burn the tapes, they eliminate the email. Yes, you might not have had a direct quid pro quo in the emails, but there might have been hints of things going.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the oldest and well-accepted myths, which is the greatest enemy of truth in my view, is that one simply cannot maintain the best quality of life without consuming hazardous, toxic, and depleting substances. This myth has been persistent but unrealistic. Today, Innovative Scientists and Brilliant Green Chemistry Followers are defying this ancient myth of trade-off and "quid pro quo" - by apprpriately designing their chemical reactions, and selecting non-hazardous alternatives to otherwise toxic reagents. That's the way to to go! We must think Green, to keep our Beautiful Mother Earth Fresh and Clean - at all times.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    l'un des mythes les plus anciens et bien acceptées, ce qui est le plus grand ennemi de la vérité, à mon avis, est que l'on peut tout simplement pas maintenir la meilleure qualité de vie sans consommer dangereux, toxiques et substances appauvrissant. Ce mythe a été persistant, mais irréaliste. Aujourd'hui, les scientifiques innovants et brillants disciples de la chimie verte défient cet ancien mythe de compromis et «quid pro quo" - en concevant apprpriately leurs réactions chimiques, et en sélectionnant alternatives non dangereux à des réactifs toxiques contraire. ce est la voie à y aller! nous devons penser vert, de garder notre belle mère la terre fraîche et propre - à tout moment.

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  • väärinkäsitys, vastasuoritus, vaihtokauppaFinnish
  • contrepartie, quiproquo, on ne donne rien pour rien, donnant donnantFrench
  • יד רוחצת יד, שמור לי ואשמור לךHebrew
  • viszontszolgáltatás, ellenérték, egyenérték, ellenszolgáltatásHungarian
  • quiproquóPortuguese
  • дашь на дашь, нечто за нечто, услуга за услугуRussian

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