Wheel and deal

“Pactar un negocio, cerrar un trato

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  • Meaning

To be involved in important negotiations so as to make lots of money or to get lots of benefits out of a big business.

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  • Origin

Speaking purely about business, we can say that money is the Wheel that makes the world move.  Then if you are an important businessman, you will be dubbed as a big Wheel. In fact, big gamblers at casinos who usually played and bet at the roulette called this artifact the Big Wheel and as a consequence they were called wheelers in return. In the gangsters’ world Wheel and Deal is to do big business associated to crime.

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  • Example

As seen in the TV show Animaniacs…

Pinky: What are we going to do tonight Brain?

The Brain: The same thing we do every night, Pinky, to wheel and deal to take over the world!

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