Definition of influence peddling in English:

influence peddling

noun

mass nounNorth American
  • The use of position or political influence on someone's behalf in exchange for money or favours.

    • ‘Widespread graft and influence peddling among government officials are hampering economic development.’
    • ‘Did the livelihood of the richest 10% of the people improve disproportionately under the leadership of this person due to influence peddling?’
    • ‘An appointed body, the theory went, would be insulated from influence peddling, and thus better equipped than politicians to safeguard the public.’
    • ‘Political influence peddling is a universal phenomenon, whether it is in a developed or developing world.’
    • ‘As the state has grown, corruption, black marketeering and influence peddling have proliferated.’
    • ‘But the media has long since been corrupted by a far more sophisticated, legal system of payola and influence peddling.’
    • ‘But it eventually begins to dawn on him that sports is out of control, with too much money, sex, drugs, influence peddling, and politics.’
    • ‘But political watchdog groups are harshly critical of the arrangement, saying it smacks of influence peddling in Washington.’
    • ‘Here is the former head of the European Development Bank under investigation for influence peddling.’
    • ‘The US also sees obstacles in the web of personal relations and influence peddling necessary to get business done.’
    • ‘Quite apart from whether political influence peddling distorts criminal policy, does such peddling weaken the case for privatization?’
    • ‘Rather, behind the vague slogan of ‘reform,’ they focused on such issues as political corruption and influence peddling in Washington.’
    • ‘Ironically, however, they failed to democratize their parties due to closed-door policy making, influence peddling and eventual corruption after they gained power.’
    • ‘What can be done about such corruption and influence peddling?’
    • ‘It's also about an apparent culture of influence peddling and abuse of power in state government.’
    • ‘This will reduce conflicts of interest, and influence peddling,’ he says.’
    • ‘This doesn't excuse their influence peddling.’
    • ‘Those people are said to have achieved their positions through a combination of hard work, influence peddling, and corruption.’
    • ‘As long as there are institutions with lots of money and an interest in seeking rents and favors, there will be corruption, and more mundane influence peddling.’
    • ‘Anyone who made money by drugs, cronyism, influence peddling with past regimes at the expense of Bahamians would be dispossessed and their fortunes returned to the Bahamian treasury.’

Pronunciation

influence peddling