sweeten (up) the deal

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sweeten (up) the deal

To make something more enticing, alluring, or attractive, especially from a financial perspective. He was still unsure whether he wanted the job, so the company offered to sweeten the deal with an excellent pension plan. Don't be afraid to sweeten the deal with a little bit of pocket money if your kids are really unwilling to do chores.
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sweeten (up) the deal

Fig. to make a bargain or a business transaction more appealing by adding value to the transaction. The dealer sweetened the deal by throwing in free car washes. He wasn't willing to do anything to sweeten the deal, so I left. She sweetened up the deal with a little extra money.
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That perhaps sweetened the deal for thebrash man from Cincinnati.
And they really sweetened the deal - complete with a Christmas-style netting for the Cadbury bars you'd normally find in your stocking.
Do you think Flipkart has sweetened the deal with the Moto G?
To get Elliot to agree to tender its 25% stake in Celesio, McKesson sweetened the deal by raising its bid from 23 euros to 23.50 euros per share, calling the increase its "best and final offer."
Coleman sweetened the deal by offering to play doubles if Ric made the trip.
However, retailer (http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/ipad-tablets-and-ereaders/tablets/advent-vega-tegra-note-7-tablet-16-gb-21812495-pdt.html?gclid=CPSU2fCe37oCFafMtAodS1AAkA&srcid=198&cmpid=ppc~gg~~~Exact&mctag=gg_goog_7904&s_kwcid=AL!3391!3!36488424564!!!g!60389585780!&ef_id=UWmrYgAABMuF2Cvv:20131112122429:s) Curry's has sweetened the deal by offering the slate for a shocking [pounds sterling]129.
Then, he allegedly sweetened the deal, offering to give her $5 and a kiss.
Dubai -- The Department of Economic Development last night sweetened the deal for retailers by allowing around 6,000 outlets and 50 shopping malls to remain open from 10am to midnight during the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
The decision of Bulgaria's government to pack together its stakes at the stock exchange and the depository has sweetened the deal for the bourse, its executive director argues.
Although the purchase price has not been disclosed, One North East sweetened the deal with a Grant for Business Investment of pounds 1.8m.
If the aged care sector appears to be getting its cake and eating it, the Government has sweetened the deal even further by paying out an extra 2.9% on funding claims this year.
A US$20,000 cash prize sweetened the deal, but the payout was halved each day as contest rules were relaxed and it became easier to penetrate the computers.On day two, Independent Security Evaluators' Charlie Miller took the Mac after hitting it with a still-undisclosed exploit that targeted the Safari Web browser.
Developers Countrywide Homes have sweetened the deal with a down payment of pounds 500,000 earmarked for a school, open space, visitor centre and help for a sea cadet base.
with a cutie or your crew, and you'll each get hooked up with a free scoop of ice cream--any flavor your little heart desires I And as if that werent chill enough, Baskin-Robbins has sweetened the deal even mean by teaming up with First Book a non-profit organization that provides free new books to children from lower-income families May is National Reading Month so, for each scoop served, Baskin-Robbins will make a donation to First Book in support of children's literacy.
The ability to have identical guns for backup and off duty has distinctly sweetened the deal.