you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours

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you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours

  1. If you do me a favor then I will do you a favor; quid pro quo.
    • 1974, John Lennon (lyrics), “Nobody Loves You (When You're Down And Out)”, in Walls and Bridges, performed by John Lennon:
      Everybody's hustling for a buck and a dime / I'll scratch your back and you scratch mine

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