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The vested interests lobbying for money for their pet projects. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Critics suspect they are just protecting their vested interests. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Such vested interests need to be exposed as such. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It will be necessary to build support for change and tackle vested interests. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The latter will work but inevitably draw a storm of protest from small but vocal vested interest groups. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A better scientific understanding is where our future vested interest is. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The government needs to tackle vested interests, bring into play available public sector land and grasp the nettle on housing. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This is money well spent, as it gives locals much-needed income and a vested interest in protecting the reserve. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This needs to change and vested interests in Greece need to be tackled, but it would be naive to rely on it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The terms of the financial settlement were unnecessarily harsh, they insisted, and were designed to penalise the poorer investors by protecting vested interests. A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002)Such groups were increasingly seen as "reactionary" apologists for "vested interest groups ", rather than defenders of a relevant, broad and universal political philosophy. Thinking the Unthinkable (1994)
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Translations for 'vested interest'
British English: vested interest NOUN
If you have a vested interest in something, you have a very strong reason for acting in a particular way, for example to protect your money, power, or reputation.
Only those with vested interests in the current system could ignore the need for change.
- American English: vested interest
- Brazilian Portuguese: interesse pessoal
- Chinese: 既得利益
- European Spanish: interés creado
- French: intérêt directN
- German: begründetes Interesse
- Italian: interesse personale
- Japanese: 既得権
- Korean: 기득 권익
- European Portuguese: interesse pessoal
- Latin American Spanish: interés creado
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