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1. A group of many or various things sold together at a single, often reduced price. The spa has a package deal available that includes access to the pool and sauna, a 45-minute massage, and a facial treatment of your choice. They're offering a package deal where you buy three DVDs and get a fourth for free.
2. A set of terms, arrangements, conditions, etc., that must be accepted or maintained together. The stimulus package is a package deal. I'm not willing to support it if you start stripping parts out of it. The district attorney's offer is a package deal, I'm afraid. If you aren't willing to do everything they're asking for, then they won't waive the charges.
3. cliché Two or more people or animals who refuse to be separated. Look, Tom and I are a team—we're a package deal. Either we both get transferred, or neither of us does. I'm sorry, but I'm not willing to separate the puppies. They're a package deal, so if you want to adopt, you'll have to be willing to take them all.
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Fig. a collection or group of related goods or services sold as a unit. I got all these tools in a package deal for only $39.95. What about giving me all three shirts as a package deal?
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