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sweetheart

  

      n  
1    a person loved by another  
2    Informal   a lovable, generous, or obliging person  
3    a term of endearment for a beloved or lovable person  
      adj  
4    of or relating to a garment with a sweetheart neckline  
sweetheart cardigan     


sweetheart agreement  
      n  
1    an industrial agreement made at a local level between an employer and employees, often with clauses advantageous to the employer, such as no strikes, but without the recognition of the national union representing the employees  
2      (Austral)   an industrial agreement negotiated directly between employers and employees, without resort to arbitration  
sweetheart neckline  
      n   a neckline on a woman's dress that is low at the front and shaped like the top of a heart  
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sweetheart

  
  
admirer, beau, beloved, boyfriend, darling, dear, flame     (informal)   follower     (obsolete)   girlfriend, inamorata, inamorato, leman     (archaic)   love, lover, steady     (informal)   suitor, swain     (archaic)   sweetie     (informal)   truelove, valentine  

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sweetheart deal n.
an agreement through which one of the parties is offered very advantageous conditions because of the special relation with the partner
[Bus.] most frequently ,"sweetheart deal" has a negative connotation implying the idea of illegality or immorality .

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