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06 / 06 / 2006

TO MAKE A DEAL: meaning and examples

Good morning. I hope you had a good weekend.

About a month ago, we received the following question from Margot:

Hi Matthew,
I would like to ask a question; I have a doubt. I would like to know how is "hacer un trato" in English.
Thanks a lot. Bye.

Today's Expression is: To make a deal.

It means: to make a formal agreement, especially in business or politics.

We can also say do a deal, cut a deal, reach a deal or strike a deal.

Example 1:
We've made a deal with California on wine imports. We will now be able to export more Spanish wines to them.

Example 2:
The unions and management reached a deal late last night. Therefore, the workers will not go on strike.

Example 3:
(John speaking with his six-year-old son)
I'll make you a deal. If you clean your bedroom, you can stay up late tonight. 

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