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a shady deal meaning

  • [American slang]
    Fig. a questionable and possibly dishonest deal or transaction.
      The lawyer got caught making a shady deal with a convicted felon.

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  1. Laura decided she had just learned the hard way that a shady deal was profoundly better than outright burglary.
  2. The family gave control to the Brewery, in a shady deal to mobsters in the early prohibition years.
  3. The Greek Communist Party declined to participate in the election process considering it " a shady deal between the parties ."
  4. They lose their money to a shady deal and travel the wilderness together where Duff dies after an attack by a rabid jackal.
  5. Run Lola Run : Kinetic German film about two young lovers with very little time to make good after a shady deal goes awry.

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