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15:18 Feb 13, 2008
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Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase: chit
"Work-life balance is for people who create their own rules, not just for people who play in the chit system where face time earns flexibility."

What does "chit" refer to here?
South Korea
Local time: 12:15

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5 +4quid pro quoPippin Michelli



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quid pro quo

Chit comes from the older word "chitty", which is a receipt of some kind. Thus, in this context, the more face-time a person puts in, the more flexibility they get.

Pippin Michelli
Local time: 22:45
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vicky Nash
51 mins

agree  Shera Lyn Parpia: chit and chitty come from Hindi. see ref for "brownie points" here under am. heritage dictionary: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/chit
4 hrs

agree  Pierre Renault: a paper receipt, an IOU, a casino marker,..
4 hrs

agree  V_N
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