English translation: in the business of exchanging favors (Do for me and I will do for you)
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English term or phrase:
in the favor-doing business
in the business of exchanging favors (Do for me and I will do for you)
Explanation: Sliders: The Dimension of Continuity
... over with. You'd be doing me a favor. O'BRIEN We're Federal Agents, Mallory -- we're not in the favor doing business. CANNON Gonna ... www.dimensionofcontinuity.com/eggot.htm
Explanation: He would now accept bribes/payoffs from certain individuals and groups. I assume that the reference to him being a Democrat is a reference to the fact that they are supposed to be more scrupulous.
"Favour-doing business" sounds sarcastic/euphemistic.
Aisha Maniar Local time: 13:09 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 32