Idiom:  cut a deal


Idiom:  cut a deal

  • to make a special agreement with someone (especially a business agreement)
  • to negotiate a settlement

Example sentences

  • Let’s cut a deal. If you do my homework, I’ll clean your room.
  • I was able to cut a deal with my employer to work from home two days a week.
  • The defendant cut a deal with the prosecutor after he understood how much prison time he was facing.
  • Normally, I'd cut a deal with you but I just can't trust you anymore.
  • I heard LeBron James cut an amazing 4-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Never cut a deal unless it's in writing!
  • The owners want to cut a deal on the house sale—if you agree to pay half the cost of the roofing repairs, they'll accept your bid.
  • My dad had to cut a deal and sell his roofing business because of cash-flow problems.
  • Our supplier is willing to cut a deal with us if we can pay cash.


  • make a deal
  • hammer out a deal

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