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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Meanwhile, Finn strikes a dodgy deal with Charity when he unwittingly agrees to help her shift some knock-off action figures.
Meanwhile, Cain has worked out that Ross and Charity are doing some kind of dodgy deal.
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.
He should be applauded for exposing and fighting this dodgy deal.
Senior politicians claim BP lobbied the Scottish government to free mass murderer Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi as part of a dodgy deal with Libya.
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".
Demelza is furious her husband has entered into such a dodgy deal, but she soon has bigger things to worry about when she goes into labour in
Pierce up within the pub Meanwhile, Cain has worked out that Ross and Charity are doing some kind of dodgy deal.
Police are hunting the conman - said to have been chubby, white and ginger - after the dodgy deal in Northfield.
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.
Fans will see Tony Hutchinson, played by Nick Pickard, agree to undertake a dodgy deal for hard man Trevor Royle, played by Greg Wood.
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.
On Twitter, Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Smith described the order as "the fruits of another dodgy deal between the Government and the DUP".