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the deal

Definition of the deal in English:

informal The situation or state of affairs: what’s the deal with you and that guy? big double standards exist, but he knows the deal
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  • Everyone else on tour knew the deal with Michael except Jessica.
  • So what's the deal with you and Eric?
  • What's the deal with your parents? Are they married or divorced?
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