connections


connections
   people liable to favour or assist you unfairly
   Literally, those to whom you are related or whom you know well, but also used of those susceptible to bribery:
    ... the redoubtable lady was able first to defraud the public and then evade the consequences because she had 'connections'. (Shirer, 1984 — she used bribery)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • connections — Ⅰ. connections [plural] ► important people who you know and who can help and advise you: »Through his father s connections he got a job with a bank in the City. Main Entry: ↑connection Ⅱ. connections [plural] ► TRANSPORT road, rail, et …   Financial and business terms

  • connections — connections. См. межзональные нити. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • connections — index ties Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Connections — Connections(Pl):⇨Beziehung(II,1) …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • connections — See negative connections positive connections …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Connections — gute Beziehungen; nützliche Beziehungen; Vitamin B (umgangssprachlich) * * * Con|nec|tions 〈[kɔnɛ̣kʃəns] Pl.; umg.〉 Beziehungen, Kontakte, Verbindungen ● gute Connections haben [engl.] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Connections — Con|nec|tions 〈[kɔnɛ̣kʃəns] Pl.; umg.; bes. Jugendspr.〉 Beziehungen, Kontakte, Verbindungen; er hat gute Connections zur Chefetage [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • connections — Relations by blood or marriage, but more commonly the relations of a person with whom one is connected by marriage. In this sense, the relations of a wife are connections of her husband. The term is vague and indefinite …   Black's law dictionary

  • connections — Relations by blood or marriage, but more commonly the relations of a person with whom one is connected by marriage. In this sense, the relations of a wife are connections of her husband. The term is vague and indefinite …   Black's law dictionary

  • connections — Synonyms and related words: Byzantine intrigues, agnate, ancestry, backstairs influence, blood, blood relation, blood relative, clansman, cognate, collateral, collateral relative, consanguinean, deals, distaff side, distant relation, enate,… …   Moby Thesaurus


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