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Log-rolling

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The combination of different interests, on the principle of “Claw me, Iʹll claw you.” Applied to mutual admiration criticism. One friend praises the literary work of another with the implied understanding of receiving from him in return as much as he gives. The mutual admirers are calledlog-rollers.”

⁂ In the last decade of the nineteenth century, it was used politically to signify if A B will help C D to pass their measures through the House, then C D will return the same favour to A B.

Of course, the term is American. If you help me to make my clearance, I will help you to roll away the logs of yours.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Lode
Lodestar
Lodestone or Loadstone
Lodona
Loegria or Logres
Log
Log-board
Log-book
Log-line
Log-roller (A)
Log-rolling
Log-rolling Criticism
Logan or Rocking Stones
Loggerheads
Logget
Logistilla (in Orlando Furioso)
Logres
Logria
Logris, Locris
Loins
Loki

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