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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
1785-1795
1785-95
Related forms
back scratching, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for backscratcher

backscratcher

/ˈbækˌskrætʃə/
noun
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
Derived Forms
backscratching, noun
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