wheeler-dealing

wheeler-dealing

n
informal censorious another term for wheeling and dealing
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Escaping public scrutiny we have a new EU leadership which has emerged unelected after protracted wheeler-dealing behind closed doors that placated all 28 member states.
I'm sure that most of us have been stunned this Sunday after reading this extraordinary editorial with its revelations of out and out greed and wheeler-dealing by none other than the guardians of justice, morality and fair play: Cypriot judges.
The play opens with charmless Charlie's foulmouthed ranting and wheeler-dealing. He is thoroughly unlikeable, usually shouting, and it is hard to watch his manipulative slights and cruelties.
Hopes and ambition died at the feet of long-drawn wheeler-dealing as new representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly were elected last night.
SOLIHULL Moors' close-season wheeler-dealing has begun with the surprise departure of Harry White.
No fault there but it's a shame since his character has a wife and baby back home, and so has the most to lose from his nefarious wheeler-dealing.
The PS3.6billion of costs announced yesterday included an extra PS1.5billion towards the expected bill for the alleged mis-selling of mortgage-backed wheeler-dealing in the US before 2008.
With the current squad they have there, they are only heading for one place and Sam Allardyce will need to do some wheeler-dealing in the January transfer window if he is to keep them in the Premier League.
With the Toon in the second division, manager Jim Smith had embarked on a dizzying round of wheeler-dealing for players.
Rhodes added there was so much wheeler-dealing going on behind the scenes, but that's going to happen; boards, politicians will do their thing, but as long as players are going to get the opportunity to go out and express themselves and show their skills, the game is in a really good state.
The world of energy supply is a complex financial web of back-slapping, wheeler-dealing, commissions and subsidy farming for which we all pay through our energy bills.
Birmingham City manager Lee Clark has admitted the possibility of any new recruits during the January window will depend on player sales and wheeler-dealing.