Entry from British & World English dictionary
Used humorously to imply that someone is using a position of influence to help their friends: the Old Pals' Act is alive and well in the TV world
More example sentences
- So, if anyone is looking forward to the French version of the Old Pals Act being repealed, I fear they are in for a long wait.
- This is a piece about doing favours for your friends; in other words, it's about operating under the terms of the Old Pals Act of 1898.
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