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deal (one) in

To include one in something. Often used in the imperative "deal me in." The phrase originated in card games, in which cards are distributed among the players by "dealing" them. If you guys are playing poker in there, deal me in! Bobby really wants to be involved in this project, so deal him in too.
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deal in something

to buy and sell something. My uncle is a stockbroker. He deals in stocks and bonds. My aunt deals in antiques.
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deal in

1. Also, deal with. Be occupied or concerned with, as in Jim deals in generalities, or This book deals with idioms. The first term dates from the late 1500s, the variant from about 1300.
2. Do business or trade in something, as in They deal in diamonds. [Late 1500s] Also see deal with.
3. deal someone in. Also, deal one a hand. Include someone, give someone a share, as in I hope they'll deal me in on this new enterprise. This usage comes from card games, where to deal has meant "to distribute cards" since the 16th century. [Early 1900s]
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deal in

v.
1. To include someone in a card game by giving that player cards: Deal me in—I'm just getting up to get some potato chips. The dealer dealt in all the players who sat at the table.
2. To be in some particular line of work or pursuit: She deals in computer hardware. The gangster dealt in stolen goods.
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Plug Ins invested over Dh5 million to continue offering customers the best electronics deals in the market.
The number of higher value buy-ins/buy-outs in Wales compares favourably with other parts of the UK, taking into account the region's size, as Wales equal led the number of deals in the pounds 75m to 150m category in the West Midlands and Yorkshire/Humberside and fared better than the North East and the South West of England.
To obsess about real estate is a New York tradition, and with this expanded section, New Yorkers can satisfy their cravings to find the perfect homes and the best deals in the area," said Trish Hall, real estate editor with The New York Times.
We have not seen as many 30,000 square-foot and larger size deals in the market since the mid-1980s.
The distributors and customers will be able to complete trade-in deals in a few days because they will have access to a national resale program.
Boro's summer transfer deals INS Nicky Bailey (Charlton, pounds 1.