One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1informal The practice of exchanging favors, especially in politics by reciprocal voting for each other's proposed legislation.
- ‘There are just too many examples of Republican sell-outs and cop-outs and logrolling over liberty.’
- ‘It is also likely that developed countries will try to push for more new items in the agenda, not necessarily for their own merit, but for eventual logrolling to negotiate down counter-demands by the developing countries.’
- ‘No matter how huge the benefits are, the regulation loses, unless you can get some legislative compromise or logrolling.’
- ‘Network distribution is a game of logrolling and leverage.’
- ‘In game-theoretic terminology, this sets their ‘discount parameter’ to a high value and encourages political logrolling.’
- ‘The scramble is on to get projects onto lists for a coming logrolling of epic proportions.’
2A sport in which two contestants stand on a floating log and try to knock each other off by spinning it with their feet.
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