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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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