wheeling and dealing


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wheeling and dealing

n
censorious informal the use of different methods and contacts, often dishonestly, to achieve one's ends
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wheeling and dealing

nMachenschaften pl, → Gemauschel nt (inf); (in business) → Geschäftemacherei f
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WHEELING AND DEALING. While the wheeled material handler may be gaining in popularity, many manufacturers don't see it overtaking tracked models entirely.
Pleat has been wheeling and dealing in a bid to improve Wednesday's fortunes bringing in Norwegian international Petter Rudi for pounds 800,000 from Molde and offloading David Hirst to Southampton for pounds 2m.
WHEELING AND DEALING. "We didn't really do a lot of shopping on the price part of it," Morrison says of his company's earlier approach to brokering wheels.