wheeler-dealer love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who advances one's own interests by canny, aggressive, or unscrupulous behavior.

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  • noun informal A shrewd, and often unscrupulous, person who advances his own interests by scheming; a hustler; political or commercial shady operator.

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Examples

  • She set out, he said, to reform her country in the image of her father (a hard-working, puritanical Methodist grocer) and ended up creating a country in the image of her son (a wheeler-dealer who pleaded guilty in South Africa in 2005 to charges related to helping finance an abortive mercenary coup in Equatorial Guinea).

    What Would The Iron Lady Do?

  • The latter's son, a wheeler-dealer, was a co-investor.

    2011: E.U. Countries--States Of Corruption

  • He was a wheeler-dealer businessman who went from being the youngest Ford dealer in Canada at 25 to being the man who traded Wayne Gretzky.

    Former Oilers owner Pocklington entertaining in life and in print

  • A wheeler-dealer like Shaymiev could fly to Moscow with pictures of the Tatar nationalists demonstrating in Kazan and warn that things might slip out of control if he was not given more room for maneuver and cash to subsidize depressed enterprises.

    The Return

  • I haven't talked prices yet, but I'm a good wheeler-dealer.

    The Ultimate Beach Buggy

  • A wheeler-dealer like Shaymiev could fly to Moscow with pictures of the Tatar nationalists demonstrating in Kazan and warn that things might slip out of control if he was not given more room for maneuver and cash to subsidize depressed enterprises.

    The Return

  • He played a wheeler-dealer in the Blake Edwards comedy "Operation Petticoat" (1959) with Grant and in "Captain Newman, M.D." (1963) with Gregory Peck.

    Tony Curtis dies at 85; starred in 'Some Like It Hot' and 'Sweet Smell of Success'

  • He played a wheeler-dealer in the Blake Edwards comedy "Operation Petticoat" (1959) with Grant and in "Captain Newman, M.D." (1963) with Gregory Peck.

    Tony Curtis dies at 85: Iconic actor starred in 'Some Like It Hot'

  • Flores is somewhat more of a wheeler-dealer than his peers.

    Jim Bob Moffett Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

  • A wheeler-dealer like Shaymiev could fly to Moscow with pictures of the Tatar nationalists demonstrating in Kazan and warn that things might slip out of control if he was not given more room for maneuver and cash to subsidize depressed enterprises.

    The Return

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