Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

strike a deal

strike a deal
1) come to an agreement on something
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    • strike a deal after negotiations
  • Analysis
     When you 'strike a deal', you are usually talking about coming to an agreement (usually a business transaction). This implies an agreement has been made after a series of negotiations that both parties are now happy with. You might begin a series of talks expressing that you 'hope to strike a deal'. You will hear this used often to talk about political discussions and business transactions, but it can also be used in social contexts.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I struggled to pay the rent on my house after I lost my job. To make ends meet, I ended up striking a deal with my landlord to pay less until I found work, after which I would pay him back in instalments.
    2. I asked the car dealer if I could strike him a deal by trading in my old car and he accepted.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1.  My sales pitch helped me to strike a deal with a major retailer. They would now stock my product in their stores nationwide!
    2. The two companies finally struck a deal after months of painstaking negotiations. Their merger could now go ahead.
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