shady deal(redirected from a shady deal)
A dubious, suspicious, or potentially immoral or unlawful arrangement, agreement, contract, or transaction. The mayor's been making shady deals like that for years. This was just the first time he was caught. You can find all sorts of shady deals online for cheap pharmaceuticals.
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Fig. a questionable and possibly dishonest deal or transaction. The lawyer got caught making a shady deal with a convicted felon.
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