Meaning of “sweetheart deal” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “sweetheart deal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sweetheart deal" in Business English

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sweetheart dealnoun [ C ]

uk us disapproving COMMERCE

an agreement between two organizations that offers advantages to both but is unfair to competitors:

The oil magnate accused the state-owned oil company of overpaying for a smaller company in a sweetheart deal.

(Definition of “sweetheart deal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)