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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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  • And then there is the media – the wastebasket of post communist societies, the cesspool of influence peddling and calumny.

    After the Rain Sam Vaknin

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