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Quelles sont les expressions courantes, familières, ou en argot pour parler d'entraide (au sens large) ?

Cela peut être l'entraide entendue au sens de :

  • donner des conseils
  • partager des tips, trucs et astuces
  • donner un coup de main
  • rendre service à quelqu'un
  • faire du bénévolat
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L'expression pour « aider quelqu'un » est « donner un coup de main » ; pour « s'entraider » on dit couramment « se serrer les coudes ».

  • Wish I'd thought of «se serrer les coudes», 'cause it's sure enough right there in my Le Robert-Micro under "coude" as meaning «s'entraider» and here too. – Papa Poule Feb 1 '15 at 18:25
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    Après les coudes il y a les épaules : Épauler, ou s'épauler (mutuellement). Mais c'est plus formel est moins lié au langage familier ou argotique. – Koresh Feb 2 '15 at 6:55
  • On peut descendre sur la main aussi : "Donner un coup de pouce" :-) – Laurent S. Feb 5 '15 at 15:02
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« Se soutenir » semble similaire mais je pense que « s'entraider » est mieux.

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In English, we use the Latin phrase "quid pro quo," which seems to capture at least partially the "mutual" notion of "s'entraider." From the notion of that Latin phrase comes the expression in English: "Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours," which I've seen (never heard, though) translated as "Gratte mon dos et je gratterai le tien."

I'm not sure if the French translation of "quid pro quo" as given in the above citation (i.e., "contrepartie") captures the notion of "mutuality" as well as the original Latin phrase (or the "scratch my back..." phrase), and that's why I would suggest either using the phrase in it's original Latin (to sound more...?snobby?, for lack of a better word) or else the more familiar phrase "faire du troc" (or perhaps even the verb "troquer"), which does seem to capture the idea of "mutual exchange" and by extension "mutual aid."

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