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finagle

and fanigle (fɪˈneglæ and fəˈnɪglæ)
1. in. to plot and plan; to conspire; to arrange (something). He’s pretty good at finagling.
2. tv. to acquire something through conniving. Can I finagle a buck from you?
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When he needed Band-Aids, he finagled a handful when he went to the doctor (and also asked for pharmaceutical samples).
Sheldon even finagled a private meeting with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and urged him to stop the bill.
He waited tables, scoured the bar scene for like-minded musicians and finagled his way onto the stages of L.
And the restroom, for the record, does not leak, says Jake Risley, the parks planner who finagled federal funding for the latest project on Siltcoos Lake.
While in office, Rubin finagled bailouts for Russia, Mexico, and other problem nations.
Here is the list of the lukewarm random dudes that finagled their way into the mission:
I recently read an editorial in my learned local newspaper, the Sacramento Bee, roundly denouncing the undeserved antitrust exemption finagled lo these many years by Major League Baseball.
It is the perfect holiday, superior to all other federally finagled four-day weekends.
From there, Pulido and Roberto Barragan, president of the Van Nuys-based, nonprofit VEDC, finagled a series of loans to get the pizza-makers the infusion of capital they needed.
Dodgers manager Jim Tracy finagled the lineup and batted third baseman Adrian Beltre leadoff for the first time this season Wednesday against Montreal as he searches for protection for the middle of his lineup.
As part of the terms of his contract, Krayzelburg, who studied finance at USC, finagled a clause that bound Speedo to sending the Krayzelburgs to Sydney if Lenny qualified for the 2000 U.
With all that in mind, the council, led by President John Ferraro, finagled the rules to prevent competitive bidding for the operating contract.
He would again prove to be a man not of his word when he finagled from R.
The Dodgers' eight position players are set, but their positions in the batting order are still being finagled.
But the board - bought and paid for by teacher and administrative unions - has finagled the process (as always hiding behind closed doors) to channel the money into employee paychecks.