pay it forward

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17:59 May 6, 2010
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English term or phrase: pay it forward
Definition from Wikipedia:
The expression "pay it forward" is used to describe the concept of asking that a good turn be repaid by having it done to others instead.

Example sentence(s):
  • It's part of a pay-it-forward project that started two years and 1,000 umbrellas ago and already is generating interest from around the world.
  • If someone does you a big favour, don't pay it back... Pay It Forward*. Is it possible for one idea to change the world? Let's see... it worked in the film!
  • Philanthropic scholar Robert Payton explained serial reciprocity as, "the principle that says we should repay the good works done for us by the good works we, in turn, do for others" (Payton 1990, 1). Thus, in serial reciprocity, individuals "pay it forward" instead of paying it back.
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5gi det videre
Anita Lagerwall


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gi det videre

Definition from Film med norsk tittel "Gi det videre":
Å gi det videre vil si at man istedet for å gjøre gjengjeld for en tjeneste til den som ydet tjenesten, gir det videre ved selv å gjøre noe for en tredje person, og på den måten starter en kjede av gode gjerninger

Example sentence(s):
  • Kan Trevors ide om å ”Gi det videre” – kontra det å gjøre gjengjeld – fungere? - Norsk Filminstitutt  
Anita Lagerwall
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