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double-dealing

[duhb-uh l-dee-ling] /ˈdʌb əlˈdi lɪŋ/
noun
1.
duplicity; treachery; deception.
adjective
2.
using duplicity; treacherous.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30

double-deal

[duhb-uh l-deel] /ˈdʌb əlˈdil/
verb (used without object), double-dealt
[duhb-uh l-delt] /ˈdʌb əlˈdɛlt/ (Show IPA),
double-dealing.
1.
to practice double-dealing.
Origin
1965-70
Related forms
double-dealer, noun
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Examples for double-dealing
  • Clients will get less double-dealing, investors a bit more information.
  • Invasion, political shenanigans and much western double-dealing have occurred since.
  • Car chases and double-dealing highlight this action-adventure drama.
British Dictionary definitions for double-dealing

double-dealing

noun
1.
  1. action characterized by treachery or deceit
  2. (as modifier) double-dealing treachery
Derived Forms
double-dealer, noun
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Slang definitions & phrases for double-dealing

double-dealing

modifier

: a double-dealing little crum

noun

Deceitful or treacherous behavior (1529+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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