552 – 10 DEAL Idioms

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Today, we’re going to look at the word DEAL and the various idioms that use deal. Are you ready? Let’s check it out. First, listen to this story which has all of the DEAL idioms:

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or check the transcript for the details.

  • What’s the deal with the noise downstairs? Oh, that’s right! They started a construction project.
  • (After a meeting) Boss: Ok, here’s the deal. If everyone reaches the sales target, then everyone will get a bonus.
  • It wasn’t an expensive pen, but losing it is a big deal to me. My grandfather gave it to me.
  • Hey Joe. You know, getting married is a big deal, so you need to think it over seriously.
  • A: Can you drive me to the station? B: Sure! No big deal! It’s on the way to my house.
  • It’s no big deal for me to cook dinner tonight. You’ve had a tough day!
  • What’s the boss making a big deal about? I was just 2 minutes late for work!
  • The president said that the doctors are making a big deal out of Covid-19.
  • The boss offered a 1% pay raise? Hah! Big Deal!
  • Joe just got a BMW? Big deal! I have a Benz!
  • I cut a deal to buy her car.
  • (Before a meeting) I hope we can cut a deal with this client. We need the business.
  • The shop manager had to deal with a lot of angry customers when they sold out of the on-sale items.
  • The CEO is going to visit the office next week. I am not in the mood to deal with him.
  • Among other places in American, the pizza in NYC is the real deal.
  • According to many fans of Star Wars, Luke Skywalker is the real deal.
  • A: So, the next meeting is on Tuesday at 2pm. Is that ok? B: Yes! It’s a deal!
  • A: How about this. I’ll buy the ingredients and you bake the apple pie? B: It’s a deal!
  • OK, it’s a done deal. I’ve asked her to marry me and she said yes!
  • Well, it’s a done deal. We bought the house and we can move in on October 1st.

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