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quid pro quonoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌkwɪd.prəʊˈkwəʊ/  us   /-proʊˈkwoʊ/ (plural quid pro quos) formal
something that is given to a person in return for something they have done: The government has promised food aid as a quid pro quo for the stopping of violence.
Translations of “quid pro quo”
in Chinese (Traditional) 交換物, 報酬, 交換條件…
in Chinese (Simplified) 交换物, 报酬, 交换条件…
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