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wheeler-dealer Syllabification: wheel·er-deal·er
Pronunciation: /ˈˌ(h)wēlər ˈdēlər/
(also wheeler and dealer)

Definition of wheeler-dealer in English:


A person who engages in commercial or political scheming.
Example sentences
  • For we have had enough of political wheeler-dealers.
  • Exclusive Some start-ups are comprised of wide-eyed wheelers and dealers with little technical expertise.
  • By picture's end, Shaw has to navigate a thicket of Chinese organized crime figures, politicos and wheeler-dealers - plus his own traitorous colleagues - to save the day and, not incidentally, his own neck.


Example sentences
  • His solace was the absorbing, incestuous, wheeler-dealing of local politics: in the council chamber he wasn't the invalid, he was the star.
  • Also, on average, London Labour councils are getting higher grant increases than Conservative councils, which suggests possible political wheeler-dealing.
  • Lynn Macgill was amazed to learn how class prejudice and upper-crust wheeler-dealing were rife, especially in setting up Victoria Park.

Words that rhyme with wheeler-dealer

appealer, candela, Coahuila, concealer, dealer, feeler, healer, Keeler, kneeler, Leila, peeler, Philomela, reeler, revealer, Schiele, sealer, sheila, Shelagh, spieler, squealer, stealer, tequila, velar, Vila, wheeler
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