scratch one's back
phrasal to accommodate with a favor especially in expectation of like return

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • scratch one's back — {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something kind and helpful for someone or to flatter him in the hope that he will do something for you. Usually used in the expression You scratch my back and I ll scratch yours. * /Mary asked Jean to introduce her to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scratch one's back — {v. phr.}, {informal} To do something kind and helpful for someone or to flatter him in the hope that he will do something for you. Usually used in the expression You scratch my back and I ll scratch yours. * /Mary asked Jean to introduce her to… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • scratch\ one's\ back — v. phr. informal To do something kind and helpful for someone or to flatter him in the hope that he will do something for you. Usually used in the expression You scratch my back and I ll scratch yours. Mary asked Jean to introduce her to her… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • scratch one's back — phrasal : to gratify one by favors or flattery especially in expectation of favors in return you scratch my back and I ll scratch yours …   Useful english dictionary

  • scratch one's back — do something nice for someone in the hope that they will do something for you You scratch my back and I ll scratch yours, he said when he offered to help me increase my sales …   Idioms and examples

  • back — See: BACK OF or IN BACK OF, BEHIND ONE S BACK, BRUSH BACK, COME BACK, CUT BACK, DOUBLE BACK, DRAW BACK, DROP BACK. EYES IN THE BACK OF ONE S HEAD, FADE BACK, FALL BACK, FALL BACK ON, FLANKER BACK. FROM WAY BACK, GET BACK AT, GET ONE S BACK UP,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back — See: BACK OF or IN BACK OF, BEHIND ONE S BACK, BRUSH BACK, COME BACK, CUT BACK, DOUBLE BACK, DRAW BACK, DROP BACK. EYES IN THE BACK OF ONE S HEAD, FADE BACK, FALL BACK, FALL BACK ON, FLANKER BACK. FROM WAY BACK, GET BACK AT, GET ONE S BACK UP,… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back — See: back of or in back of, behind one s back, brush back, come back, cut back, double back, draw back, drop back. eyes in the back of one s head, fade back, fall back, fall back on, flanker back, from way back, get back at, get one s back up,… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • back — I adj., adv. 1) back to (things are back to normal) 2) way back (way back in the eighteenth century) 3) (misc.) to go back on one s promise/word ( to fail to keep one s promise ) II n. part of the body opposite to the front 1) to turn one s back… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • scratch — scratchable, adj. scratchably, adv. scratcher, n. scratchless, adj. scratchlike, adj. /skrach/, v.t. 1. to break, mar, or mark the surface of by rubbing, scraping, or tearing with something sharp or rough: to scratch one s hand on a nail. 2. to… …   Universalium

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