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sweetheart deal

noun phrase

A mutually profitable and either unethical or illegal arrangement, usually involving a public agency: what the cable companies now term a ''sweetheart deal.'' The Port Authority just turned over the whole thing to Merrill Lynch (1959+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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