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wheeling and dealing

Meaning: If you're wheeling and dealing, you're involved in the complex world of making deals and exchanging favours in business or politics, or both.

For example:

  • You'll need to be good at wheeling and dealing if you want to do well in politics.

  • The amount of wheeling and dealing that's needed to sort out a contract with the local government is incredible.

Quick Quiz:

Thanks to some very good wheeling and dealing, Graham
  1. won the game of cards
  2. passed his driving test
  3. got the building contract

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