Language: Old English
Origin: dæl


1 noun
Related topics: Cards
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[countable] an agreement or arrangement, especially in business or politics, that helps both sides involvedCOLLOCATIONS COLLOCATIONS
make/do a deal strike/cut a deal (=make a deal) negotiate a deal close/clinch a deal (=successfully complete a deal) get a good deal (on something) (=buy something at a good price) business deal pay deal something is a done deal informal (=something has been completely and finally agreed)
They made a deal to sell the land to a property developer.
deal with
rumors that the company had struck a deal with Microsoft to market its products
deal between
Twelve US soldiers were released after a deal between the army and the guerillas.
Cash incentives worth £45 million helped to clinch the deal.
You can get some good deals on the internet.
She and Branson have been discussing a possible business deal together.
The merger is still far from being a done deal.
a new band signing a major record deal

a great deal

also a good deal a large quantity of something [= a lot]
a great deal of
It took a great deal of time and effort.
His work has been attracting a great deal of attention.
a great deal more/less etc (=a lot more, less etc)
He knew a good deal more than I did.
She's married to a man a good deal older than herself.
! Only use a great/good deal of with uncountable nouns: a great deal of time/money/work/interest/information


[countable usually singular] treatment of a particular type that is given or received
a better/fairer etc deal
a better deal for nurses
The prime minister promised farmers a new deal (=a new and fairer system).
a rough/raw deal (=unfair treatment)
Women tend to get a raw deal from employers.

it's a deal

spoken used to say that you agree to do something:
OK, it's a deal.


[singular]DGC when you give out cards to players in a card game [↪ dealer]:
It's your deal, Alison.


[uncountable] British EnglishTI fir or pine wood used for making things:
a deal table

a deal of something

old-fashioned a large amount of something

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