Logrolling meaning

lôgrōlĭng, lŏg-
The exchanging of favors or praise, as among artists, critics, or academics.
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The act of rolling logs, as when a group of neighbors help to clear off land by rolling logs into some spot for burning, etc.
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The rolling of logs.
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A concerted effort to push forward mutually advantageous legislative agendas by combining two items, either or both of which might fail on its own, into a single bill that is more likely to pass.
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Mutual recommendation of friends' or colleagues' services or products, such as in book recommendations in literary reviews, etc.
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The exchanging of political favors, especially the trading of influence or votes among legislators to achieve passage of projects that are of interest to one another.
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Origin of logrolling

  • From the early American practice of neighbors gathering to help clear land by rolling off and burning felled timber

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • log + rolling, from the practice of neighbors helping each other roll logs to build a community fire.

    From Wiktionary