wheel and deal

wheel and deal
to take part in clever (but sometimes dishonest or immoral) business deals. •

John loves to wheel and deal in the money markets.

Jack got tired of all the wheeling and dealing of big business and retired to run a pub in the country.

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{v. phr.}, {slang} To make many big plans or schemes; especially with important people in government and business; in matters of money and influence; handle money or power for your own advantage; plan important matters in a smart or skillful way and sometimes in a tricky, or not strictly honest way. * /Mr. Smith made a fortune by wheeling and dealing on the stock market./ * /The senator got this law passed by wheeling and dealing in Congress./ - [wheeler-dealer] {n. phr.}, {slang} A person with power and control. * /The biggest wheeler-dealer in the state has many friends in high places in business and government and is a rich man himself./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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