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
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)
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.
I asked the car dealer if I could strike him a deal by trading in my old car and he accepted.
Professional Examples (Basic)
My sales pitch helped me to strike a deal with a major retailer. They would now stock my product in their stores nationwide!
The two companies finally struck a deal after months of painstaking negotiations. Their merger could now go ahead.
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