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Come to an arrangement, especially in business; make a deal.‘he had gone to the board of directors with his new robot design and cut a deal’
- ‘They parted company earlier this year without cutting a deal.’
- ‘While I think the logic of ‘pay-as-you-go’ is deeply flawed and I do not embrace it, what's wrong with cutting a deal that ‘pays’ for tax cuts with more spending cuts?’
- ‘By trying to lock in too many controls before cutting a deal, techies argue, Hollywood is alienating customers and slowing the growth of a huge new digital audience.’
- ‘They fight over their share of the surplus rather than cutting a deal, precisely because they have future bargains in mind (with other parties too).’
- ‘So what if it means cutting a deal with the same drug dealers, pimps, bookies and murderers you busted earlier in the week?’
- ‘It's a really blatant case of government cutting a deal for big business against the public interest.’
- ‘However, my blogger training permitted me to notice that the U.S. was cutting a deal on generic medicines in advance of the Cancun trade talks.’
- ‘And the father pleads guilty to a long sentence, purportedly to help his son, but without actually cutting a deal with prosecutors to help his son, for reasons that are obscure.’
- ‘Doing this requires either cutting a deal with one of the floating parties, or gobbling the center.’
- ‘Negotiations get serious, and the infant US is faced with the choice of either cutting a deal or fighting on alone.’
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