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gentleman's agreementnoun [C]

uk   /ˌdʒen.tl̩.mənz.əˈɡriː.mənt/  us   /-t̬l̩-/
an ​agreement that is ​based on ​trust and is not written down
(Definition of gentleman's agreement from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gentleman's agreementnoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​agreement that is ​based on ​trust and is not in writing: We came to a gentleman's ​agreement that if anybody else wanted the ​job, I would ​stand aside.
(Definition of gentleman's agreement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gentleman's agreement”
in Chinese (Simplified) (不落实在纸面仅凭信誉的)君子协定,绅士协定…
in Chinese (Traditional) (不落實在紙面僅憑信譽的)君子協定,紳士協定…
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