dodgy deal

dodgy deal

An agreement, arrangement, or business transaction that is or is suspected of being risky, dubious, dishonest, or corrupt in some way. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. He was ultimately fined for the dodgy deal, which saw his company reap the rewards of large-scale investments without any tax burden.
See also: deal, dodgy
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May is singing from the same old hymn sheet and MPs who looked ready to snub her dodgy deal a few short weeks ago will take some convincing to back her in 2019.
Our politicians are torn hither and yon by May's Dodgy Deal and Corbyn's "constructive ambiguity." No Deal will impact most severely upon those areas which voted Leave and could provide a springboard for demagogues.
Summary: Suspects lured businessman into Dh455m dodgy deal to sell water desalination devices to Dubai Government
The reason is his latest dodgy deal. He's found a buyer for the stolen cars and brushes off Pete's questions.
His most dodgy deal was flogging an Audi with 58,000 miles on the clock.
And Tracy and Tony think they're getting away with another dodgy deal, but the police arrive...
But he will hire independent financial analysts to try to make sure the Board avoids another dodgy deal like the once they inked with disgraced Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford.
Sacked from an investment bank after one dodgy deal too many, Stephen Crane is a con artist with a dark personal secret who finds himself struggling to save a family sports car company while fending off corporate takeovers by vengeful associates in the elaborate British television production of "Chancer".
A dodgy deal. A family purchased a car then found that it was badly rusted underneath, the engine kept overheating; out of sight the tyres were badly worn and the brakes didn't work in the rain.
A dodgy deal. A family purchased a car then found that it was badly rusted underneath and the brakes didn't work in the rain.
Certainly MPs alone cannot accept a dodgy deal. While the 2016 vote was a pig in a poke, it is time to vote on the deal when we know what it is and not rely on MPs who in many cases, I think, are more worried about keeping their jobs than securing the future of the UK.
Meanwhile, Finn strikes a dodgy deal with Charity when he unwittingly agrees to help her shift some knock-off action figures.
It's also thanks to Blair's dodgy deal that huge numbers of that scum now sit at the very heart of the Northern Irish government.
"If they had signed up to a dodgy deal and exposed themselves knowingly to risk, that would be different - but they were unwittingly put in this position by their trusted banks.
It's the same with our shifty, Trotter-like government, always trying to sell the electorate a dodgy deal. The Chancellor is having a whale of a time ripping off business with his National Insurance-rise wheeze.