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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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And the back-room finaglers at City Hall are tinkering with an offer to split the $3 million or $4 million in tipping fees between the local community, Bernson's district and the city general funds with control in the hands of the downtown power structure.
Bailouts, more than start-ups, have been the main work of Japan's finaglers.
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.
Somehow, cocaine addicts and sticky-fingered finaglers and double talkers are regarded as having the best interests of the community at heart.
As long as we're discussing crime and punishment, though, I'd like to find out where you stand on the question of Roy Cohn's annual birthday party, which I have previously described as follows: "A gathering of glitz-hounds, pol-schmearers, discoflies, stretch-jockeys, model-daters, real estate finaglers and Big K'nockers that I have always called the Foxhole Party, since it includes most of the prominent people in New York you wouldn't want in the next foxhole.
I knew that she had attended one of Roy Cohn's annual birthday parties--a gathering of glitz-hounds, pol-shmearers, discoflies, stretch-jockyes, model-daters, real estate finaglers and Big K'nockers that I have always called the Foxhole Party, since it includes most of the prominent people in New York City you wouldn't want in the next foxhole.