17 / 12 / 2003

DEAL-3: meaning and examples

Hello again. I hope you are doing well.

Today we're looking at another meaning of DEAL.

Today's meaning is what is happening or what is going to happen; it is usually reserved for spoken English.

Example 1:
So, what's the deal? Is your mother-in-law coming or not?

Example 2:
Speaker 1: Will you please tell me what the deal is?
Speaker 2: Yes. We're going to meet in 10 minutes in the plaza.

Enjoy your day!