finagle


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finagle

1. To cause something to happen through scheming or deception. How on earth did that lowly intern finagle a meeting with the big TV executive?
2. To scheme or deceive. I don't trust Tom—he's known for his finagling.

fanigle

verb

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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In pic's one real divergence from comic formula, that change-back never happens--protags must stay put, though they finally manage to make their new lives adapt to old personalities (and finagle reuniting with the spouse who's truly right for them).
When at last Max finagles a way into Castle Hanstein, his old friend, Bero, is less than pleased to see him, Lady Clara is near death and Juliana, his old flame, is not meeting his eyes.
Piper finagles her way into Raf's circle, looking for scandal, and to her consternation finds him a sensitive person with a demanding father and a much-loved autistic brother.
Eventually, Zelda ends up in far-north Moose County, where she finagles her way into a position as a middle-school English teacher.