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wheeler-dealer

n. someone who bargains aggressively. (see also wheel and deal.) Who’s the wheeler-dealer who set up this deal?
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Indecent Exposure, McClintick's earlier expose of wheeler-dealers in the movie industry, caused a great fuss that put Hollywood on the momentary defensive.
We had hoped wheeler-dealers like Winemiller who were responsible for the rash of S&L failures wouldn't be allowed to take part in the great asset sell-off by the FDIC, FSLIC and RTC.
The Robin Hood Tax campaign - who highlighted the figure - branded the windfall, for mainly big bosses and wheeler-dealers, "obscene".
TOTTENHAM supremo Daniel Levy prides himself on being one of the game's great wheeler-dealers - but he was rendered speechless in the technology capital of Korea.
'The award is, in part, recognition of work in which a young man tragically died -Stephen Lawrence -and that I find particularly difficult.' Mr Khan said he hoped to offer students an alternative image to that of lawyers as fat cats and wheeler-dealers who were only in the profession for the money.
The 11-year-old, from Allerton, will take on 19 other wheeler-dealers of all ages in the North West Monopoly Championships in Salford next month.
He calls the elections "a very black day" and has accused "wheeler-dealers" of sending the Federation branch into crisis - and refers to his own departure as "crucifixion".
All eyes were on the Stock Exchange at Rugby School today as young wheeler-dealers set out to be the best traders.
Morris's trio comes through, in his account, not as public leaders but as wheeler-dealers continually tap dancing around their own convictions as they sensed what was possible in the shuttered-up sauna of the summer convention.
CITY wheeler-dealers boasted about being superheroes while rigging lending rates, a report revealed.
Chelsea's wheeler-dealers met Marseille officials two weeks ago and were quoted pounds 15m for the forward who topped the charts in France and shook up Liverpool and Newcastle in Europe.
But now well-loved South London wheeler-dealers Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert - or perhaps their long-lost cousins - really are setting up business in America.
The Robin Hood tax campaign - which highlighted the figure - branded the windfall, for mainly big bosses and wheeler-dealers, "obscene".
And 84 per cent even think failed wheeler-dealers such as the BBC soap's Ian Beale deserve a second chance.
Hopeful sellers try to cash in on their curious collectables, pitching their wares to wheeler-dealers including Celia Sawyer.