wheeler-dealer

(redirected from wheeler-dealers)
Also found in: Idioms.

wheel·er-deal·er

(wē′lər-dē′lər, hwē′-)
n. Informal
One who advances one's own interests by canny, aggressive, or unscrupulous behavior.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

wheeler-dealer

n
informal a person who wheels and deals
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Translations

wheeler-dealer

[ˈwiːləˌdiːləʳ] Nchanchullero/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

wheeler-dealer

hwiːlərˈdiːlər] n (= dishonest negotiator) → magouilleur/euse m/f, affairiste mf
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wheeler-dealer

n (inf)Schlitzohr nt (inf), → gerissener Typ (inf); (in finance also) → Geschäftemacher(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wheeler-dealer

[ˈwiːləˌdiːləʳ] ntrafficone/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
However, importation should not be an avenue for wheeler-dealers and tenderpreneurs to line their pockets through shady and illegal dealings at the expense of farmers.
CITY wheeler-dealers are circling DIY chain Homebase as its Aussie owners look to quit the UK.
City wheeler-dealers hope to cash in again as RBS recover.
The area houses numerous businesses, from skilled jewellery-makers to millionaire wheeler-dealers. This bling-tastic documentary focuses on some of the biggest characters who call the place home, including Michael Lynton, who has been creating bespoke pieces for more than 40 years.
DEL BOYS & DEALERS BBC1, 9pm Documentary following the real-life wheeler-dealers who scour auction houses, car-boot sales and junk shops, dreaming of finding that precious item that will one day transform them into millionaires.
THE FA have snubbed the new agents 'union' and told all of the wheeler-dealers they will be treated equally.
The Portsmouth boss is known as one of football's major wheeler-dealers.
Around one per cent of City wheeler-dealers can expect bonuses of at least pounds 1 million this month, according to broker Brewin Dolphin Wealth Management.
BARGAIN hunters are signing up for a new course at a Midland school in a bid to become expert eBay wheeler-dealers.
Private investigator John March is drawn into the world of high finance, where wheeler-dealers find pursuit of the almighty buck justification enough to lie, cheat, blackmail and murder.
But now wheeler-dealers Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert - or perhaps their long lost cousins - really are setting up business in America.
These include: intensification of agriculture; penetration of outside markets; peasant retirees as mafioso-like wheeler-dealers; and "rational" vs.