Quid pro quo ("this for that" in Latin) most often means a more-or-less equal exchange or substitution of goods or services. English speakers often use the term to mean "a favor for a favor" and the phrases with almost identical meaning include: "barter", "give and take", "tit for tat", "this for that", and "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours." Other meanings are given later in this article.
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Famous quotes containing the words quid, pro and/or quo:
“My paternal grandmother would not light a fire on the Sabbath and piled all Sundays washing-up in a bucket, to be dealt with on Monday morning, because the Sabbath was a day of resta practice that made my paternal grandfather, the village atheist, as mad as fire. Nevertheless, he willed five quid to the minister, just to be on the safe side.”
—Angela Carter (19401992)
“It is sweet and honourable to die for ones country.
[Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.]”
—Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (658 B.C.)
“Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. Thats their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.”
—Gloria Steinem (b. 1934)