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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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Bush's finagling with the budget left only $1 million of the $94 million that former Rep.
After some finagling, Cushman arranged to have Emma marry her nephew Ned, and did her best to keep them as close to her as possible, even securing for her nephew a political position in Rome.
FINAGLING lawyer Jim Carrey is forced to tell the truth for 24 hours after his disappointed young son makes a birthday wish.
All that Mercredi needed back then was 60 per cent of the vote, and while he had 54 per cent support after the first ballot, it took another two ballots and a lot of backroom finagling to push that support to 60.
Things have been more complex with the Joffrey Ballet, although here, too, after a certain degree of muddle, doubt, and finagling, the reins have been handed over to Arpino, Joffrey's handpicked lieutenant and the cofounder of the company and its school.
Cusack's young enough to think politics should be about the issues - whereas veteran Pacino knows that it's fudging, favours and finagling that get things done.
Obtaining the spectra and images, which Esposito presented at the March 21 press conference, required some unique Hubble maneuvers, as well as some last-minute finagling of its observing schedule.
Fiscal finagling by brokerage or investment bank employees does happen at a rate higher than federal authorities would like, but there are preventive safeguards and punitive remedies that are designed to protect the individual investor.
But countries generally prefer to use a broadly accepted and traded currency for trade rather than a national currency that cannot be readily exchanged and that may be subject to political finagling.
Bush and George Herbert Walker, both of whom launched the Bushes on a path of huge financial gain, war profiteering, international entanglements, and--generation by generation--crony capitalism and political finagling.
Peripatetic public/private dealer/memoirist Richard Polsky says he remembers non-fair dealers at a late- '80s Chicago Art Fair finagling setup passes so that they could get first peek at art objects being liberated from t heir crates.
It was Alexander's talent for creative thinking and integrated approaches--whether co-hosting weekly sports talk shows for ESPN Radio and Comcast's Chicago Tribune Live and becoming the voice of NASCAR or finagling comedian and Talladega Nights-star Will Ferrell to star in TV ads for the Speedway--that helped grow the track into a $30 million business and won Britten over.
With a little finagling we may, or may not, have set an all-time rainfall record for downtown Los Angeles.