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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While some of the new concentrated wealth has indeed gone to people like Steve Jobs who invented very useful stuff, much of the increased largesse at the top went to the finaglers of Wall Street.
One way the financial finaglers got away with their derivative schemes was I to keep it all so complicated that the normal citizen, and congressperson, remained baffled and silent.
In an effort to cover the crime, most financial finaglers talk more than they should.
Since June every Finagle location has been outfitted with the dual software solution, and there are currently 23,000 "Frequent Finaglers" in the database.
Bailouts, more than start-ups, have been the main work of Japan's finaglers. Behind all the talk of targeting "infant industries of the future," most ministry resources have been funneled to elderly, even senile, industries of the past.
The problem is not with the product--who doesn't want an honest ballot or a cold drink or a Springsteen album?--but with the trappings that come with it: the press, the pollsters, the poll watchers, the political fixers and finaglers, the consultants, the arrogant advice and the unshakable assumption that Americans have a droit du seigneur to go anywhere in the world and arrange everybody's life.