Hello and welcome! This is Ariel Appel from Confident Business English helping you get confident in English so you can focus on your business.
In today’s video, I’m going to be teaching you how to use negotiation idioms with the word “Deal”.
So the first idiom is to “Hammer out a Deal”. So to “Hammer out a Deal” means to reach an agreement or an arrangement after arguing about it or discussing it for a long time. An example of this could be “The two banks finally came to an arrangement and hammered out a deal”. Another example of this could be “Let’s see if we can hammer out a deal and come to an agreement that’s acceptable to both of us.”
The next idiom is “To cut a Deal” and when we cut a deal, it means that we make an arrangement or an agreement. An example of this could be “He cut a deal with the prosecutor and avoided jail time”. Another example of this is “We cut a deal and left the meeting in a good mood.”
So the next idiom is “To close a Deal” and to close a deal is to end a negotiation successfully. An example of this is “We had to work hard but we were finally able to close the deal” and another example “Can we help you reach an agreement and close this deal?”
So the next idiom is “To blow a Deal” and to blow a deal is definitely not a good thing. What this means is to ruin a business deal with someone. An example of this could be “It’s such a shame that John blew that business deal over such an insignificant detail.” And another example could be “We are working really hard with this new customer so we don’t blow this deal”.
So the last idiom for today is “To Sweeten the Deal” and to sweeten the deal means to add something to the deal to make it more attractive. For example, “The salesman sweetened the deal by giving me a 25% discount so I bought it.” Another example is “Why don’t you come with me to the party this evening? You know what? I’ll even sweeten the deal and buy you a drink.”
So there you have it! Four idioms with the word “Deal”. If you found this video helpful feel free to leave a comment down below or you can hit that thumbs up button. If you’d like to get more videos like this in the future be sure to click that subscribe button. In any case it’s been a pleasure teaching you. I look forward to seeing you soon and in the meantime, have a great day!