backscratcher

back scratcher

noun
1.
a long-handled device for scratching one's own back.
2.
a person who exchanges favors or services for mutual advantage.
Also, back-scratcher, backscratcher.


Origin:
1785–95

back scratching, noun
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backscratcher (ˈbækˌskrætʃə)
 
n
1.  an implement with a long handle, used for scratching one's back
2.  informal a person who provides a service, corporate or public money etc, for another, in order to receive a similar service or reward in return
 
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n

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