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influence peddler

a person who arranges to obtain favors, as government contracts, from high officials on behalf of others for a fee.
Origin of influence peddler
1945-50, Americanism
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influence peddling, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Guests always have an agenda, whether it is pushing a book, their candidacy or their reputation as an influence peddler.
  • Don't risk it on rich tax avoider or fornicating influence peddler.

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