(=bargain) affaire f , marché m
to strike a deal with sb conclure un marché avec qn
to do a deal with sb, to make a deal with sb faire un marché avec qn
→ Japan will have to do a deal with America on rice imports
→ It was probably the best deal I ever did.
it's a deal! * tope-là!
to get a bad deal
(=be disadvantaged) être mal loti (e)
→ The people of Liverpool have had a bad deal for many, many years.
→ nationalists who think Ireland will get a bad deal under the treaty
The students were getting a bad deal from the university. Les étudiants étaient mal lotis par l'université.
to get a fair deal
(=be treated fairly) être bien loti (e)
→ consumers rarely get a fair deal
→ We want to ensure agency workers get a fair deal
a good deal (n)
(=a lot) beaucoup
We learnt a good deal from her. Nous avons beaucoup appris d'elle.
a good deal of
(=a lot of) beaucoup de
→ the company has found a good deal of work in fitting out telecoms centres
(=a large part of) une grande partie de
a good deal of the work une grande partie du travail
a good deal (adv)
[change, improve] beaucoup, énormément
→ the way couples deal with children has improved a good deal
a good deal more bien plus, beaucoup plus
→ is reputed to earn a good deal more than £200,000 a year
a good deal better bien mieux, beaucoup mieux
→ things are going a good deal better than last season
a great deal (n)
(=a lot) beaucoup
not a great deal pas grand chose
→ it did not change a great deal in America
It did not mean a great deal to him. Ça ne voulait pas dire grand chose pour lui.
a great deal of beaucoup de, énormément de
a great deal of money beaucoup d'argent
It shouldn't make a great deal of difference. Ça ne devrait pas faire grande différence.
There was a great deal of concern about pollution. On s'inquiétait beaucoup or énormément au sujet de la pollution.
a great deal (adv)
→ He has travelled there a great deal.
a great deal more beaucoup plus
→ it promised a great deal more
→ this house is a great deal more than a place to live
to deal a blow to sb/sth
(=cause problems) porter un coup à qn/qch
→ The drought has dealt a heavy blow to farmers.
to be dealt a blow
(=be faced with problems) recevoir un coup
→ We were dealt another blow yesterday with Lee's resignation.
to deal sb a card distribuer une carte à qn
→ He dealt them each six cards.
→ He dealt each player a card.
→ I certainly don't deal drugs.
(=deal cards) donner It's your turn to deal. C'est à toi de donner.
(=important thing) grosse affaire f
→ I felt the pressure on me, winning was such a big deal for the whole family ...
it's no big deal
(=not difficult) ce n'est pas la mer à boire
to make a big deal of sth faire toute une affaire de qch
→ The Joneses make a big deal out of being `different'.
(=so what) et après!
→ `You'll miss The Brady Bunch.' -- `Big deal.'
n affaire f
→ He was involved in shady business deals.
[person] être dans le commerce de
→ They deal in antiques
The shop deals only in trousers. Le magasin ne vend que des pantalons.
→ Dalton dealt out five cards to each player.
→ the injustice dealt out to her husband
→ a failure by the government to deal out effective punishment
The report deals out some sharp criticism to the council. Le rapport critique sévèrement le conseil.
[+task] s'occuper de, se charger de
He promised to deal with it immediately. Il a promis de s'en occuper immédiatement., Il a promis de s'en charger immédiatement.
[+problem] s'occuper de
→ the way that banks deal with complaints
→ ways of dealing with suicidal youngsters
→ They learned to deal with any sort of emergency.
to deal with severely [+wrongdoer] punir sévèrement
→ Criminals should be dealt with severely.
→ There's nothing you can do about the fact she's married someone else. Just deal with it!
(=have dealings with)
[+person] avoir affaire à
→ When I lived in Florida I dealt with British people all the time.
[+company] traiter avec
→ I deal with British companies all the time.
→ I would never deal with that company on principle
He's a hard man to deal with. Il n'est pas très commode.
[book] traiter de
→ The film deals with the French Revolution.
→ Parts of his book deal with contemporary Paris.
(=contract) contrat m global
(=set of proposals) accord m global
a package deal linking the lifting of sanctions and the withdrawal of troops un accord global comprenant la levée des sanctions et le retrait des troupes
→ negotiations are close to reaching some sort of package deal
(=for holiday) séjour m tout compris
→ A package deal may prove the most economical way to travel.
→ a package deal to Portugal
n augmentation f de salaire
→ They are threatening strike action over a proposed pay deal.
→ The union wants a better pay deal
n offre spéciale
wheel and deal
→ He still wheels and deals around the globe.