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Come to an arrangement, especially in business; make a deal.
- ‘It's a really blatant case of government cutting a deal for big business against the public interest.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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).’
- ‘Doing this requires either cutting a deal with one of the floating parties, or gobbling the center.’
- ‘They parted company earlier this year without cutting a deal.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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?’
- ‘Negotiations get serious, and the infant US is faced with the choice of either cutting a deal or fighting on alone.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘So what if it means cutting a deal with the same drug dealers, pimps, bookies and murderers you busted earlier in the week?’
Make an agreement.‘he had gone to the board of directors with his new robot design and cut a deal’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Rock band U2 has cut a deal with Apple Computer to sell custom iPods promoting the band's forthcoming album.’
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