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