North American informal Come to an arrangement, especially in business; make a deal: he had gone to the board of directors with his new robot design and cut a deal
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- It's a really blatant case of government cutting a deal for big business against the public interest.
- And the father pleads guilty to a long sentence, purportedly to help his son, but without actually cutting a deal with prosecutors to help his son, for reasons that are obscure.
- They fight over their share of the surplus rather than cutting a deal, precisely because they have future bargains in mind (with other parties too).
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