Definition of cut a deal in US English:

cut a deal


  • Make an agreement.

    ‘he had gone to the board of directors with his new robot design and cut a deal’
    • ‘Rock band U2 has cut a deal with Apple Computer to sell custom iPods promoting the band's forthcoming album.’
    • ‘Dialogue with both countries to cut a deal will commence in secret (although what this will accomplish is still unknown).’
    • ‘All sides are trying to cut a deal.’
    • ‘A lot of the time the lawyers have to cut a deal because their evidence isn't good enough or can't be admitted for some seemingly spurious legal reason.’
    • ‘Two sides have cut a deal to attack and destroy the third.’