shady deal

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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8 million in a shady deal to purchase land for the society.
Though, experts termed it as a consequence of log-term agreement up to 15 years but the fact prevails that it's all about commissions and kickbacks as a number of notorious negotiators are involved in the shady deal with Qatar.
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.
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.
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.
If it does nothing else, this film demonstrates the folly of the deregulation zealots, showing that they let Enron manipulate the California energy crisis and revealing how they abused their freedom from oversight to make one shady deal after another.
Hashimoto, who is the younger brother of former Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto, has said he was not involved in any shady deal and that there are people who want him out of office for their own vested interests.
In just one year, Shady Deal Discount, a retailer and wholesaler of general merchandise, increased its orders for canned nuts from 25 to 250 cases per order.
They also judged he had allowed his mount to continue to drift and ended up bumping into Dunedin Rascal (Steve Carson) and Shady Deal (Mark Savage).
What shady deal did Enron engage in with a Canadian bank?
This move may be just another shady deal in the byzantine world of Russian business and politics.