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Idioms

wheeling and dealing

This page is about the idiom 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

a. won the game of cards

b. passed his driving test

c. got the building contract

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Contributor: Matt Errey