logrolling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

log + rolling, from the practice of neighbors helping each other roll logs to build a community fire.

Noun[edit]

logrolling (countable and uncountable, plural logrollings)

  1. The rolling of logs.
  2. A concerted effort to push forward mutually advantageous legislative agendas by combining two items, either or both of which might fail on its own, into a single bill that is more likely to pass.
  3. Mutual recommendation of friends' or colleagues' services or products, such as in book recommendations in literary reviews, etc.

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