wheeler-dealer


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wheel·er-deal·er

(wē′lər-dē′lər, hwē′-)
n. Informal
One who advances one's own interests by canny, aggressive, or unscrupulous behavior.

wheeler-dealer

n
informal a person who wheels and deals

wheel′er-deal′er

or wheel′er and deal′er,



n.
a clever or crafty person who devises intricate, highly profitable schemes and transactions, as in business or politics.
[1950–55]
Translations

wheeler-dealer

[ˈwiːləˌdiːləʳ] Nchanchullero/a m/f

wheeler-dealer

hwiːlərˈdiːlər] n (= dishonest negotiator) → magouilleur/euse m/f, affairiste mf

wheeler-dealer

n (inf)Schlitzohr nt (inf), → gerissener Typ (inf); (in finance also) → Geschäftemacher(in) m(f)

wheeler-dealer

[ˈwiːləˌdiːləʳ] ntrafficone/a
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A wheeler-dealer was able to sell 'two good lines,' or frequencies, to two telecommunications firms that wanted to sell it to the government even if these were supposed to be free, according to President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday.
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The tax would impose a levy on wheeler-dealer transactions, with money raised being used to fund public services.
"It's a misapprehension that I am a Jack-the-lad wheeler-dealer. I have been saddled with that because I have a cockney accent, but I am straight and honest" - Football manager Harry Redknapp.
One day while in a small town, Dad talked to a wheeler-dealer who bought, sold and traded almost anything to make a few dollars.
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Well done then to John Sullivan, creator of beloved national institution Only Fools And Horses, for making this prequel about Del Boy's fledgling wheeler-dealer days so good.
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