1 [countable] a formal agreement, especially in business or politics
a deal with a German TV company
We think there was a deal between the CIA and the FBI.
do/cut/make/reach/strike a deal (with someone):
We’ve cut a deal with Germany on wine imports.
a deal goes through (=happens as arranged):
We’re 99% certain the deal will go through.
a deal falls through (=does not happen as arranged):
He nearly got the job but then the deal fell through.
get a good deal (on something) (=get it at a low price):
I got a really good deal on my new computer.
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