shady deal

shady deal

A dubious, suspicious, or potentially immoral or unlawful arrangement, agreement, contract, or transaction. The mayor's been making shady deals like that for years. This was just the first time he was caught. You can find all sorts of shady deals online for cheap pharmaceuticals.
See also: deal, shady

shady deal

Fig. a questionable and possibly dishonest deal or transaction. The lawyer got caught making a shady deal with a convicted felon.
See also: deal, shady
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And the paid up capital amount Rs 250 million was not deposited at the time of ownership transfer and Rs.130 million only provided thus entering into shady deal.
Spokesperson for the PML-N Marriyum Aurangzeb alleged that the government had intentionally postponed the National Assembly session to 'hide the conditions of the IMF bailout and dodge parliamentary accountability over its shady deal'.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N)Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government has intentionally postponed the National Assembly session to hide the conditions of International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout and dodge parliamentary accountability over its shady deal.Reacting to the postponement of the assembly session, Marriyum said that the incapable, crook, lying and in malevolent PTI government is going to sign a shady deal with the IMF behind closed doors.
Addressing a world press conference on Monday, Tsav said those involved in the shady deal to smuggle in PDP into power through backdoor must be brought to book.
Theresa May's Tories cling to office with only 43 per cent of the vote after a shady deal with the DUP.
The accused, along with two accomplices embezzled Rs 17.8 million in a shady deal to purchase land for the society.
The PM blew PS1billion of taxpayers' money on a shady deal with the DUP to prop up her minority government as part of a desperate bid to cling to power.
Any shady deal by the establishment to oppose that being carried out would, I'm afraid, cause a possible mass insurrection.
When Andy tells Michael he Phelan on the phone doing a shady deal selling Jason's tools, Michael thinks he has the ammunition he needs.
He had pleaded in the court that it was Pakistan`s wealth which must not be looted under a shady deal. After Lahore High Court revoked the stay order, he speeded the process to use the deposits.
Brugger's odyssey, which includes buying Liberian diplomatic credentials, meeting with various government officials, planning a never-to-be-built match factory, striking a shady deal with a diamond mine owner, and many, many bribes, illustrates what happens when the state has a hand in everything.
A GROUP representing phone-hacking victims branded negotiations between the press and No 10 a "pantomime", a "cosy stitch-up" and a "shady deal".
Answers on page 100 Other lives Few and far between were the high spots for Shady Deal, who hardly seemed to get a yard beyond 6f.
The Scottish government, the British government, in fact everyone involved in this shady deal needs to account for what they have done.