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    Hi there!

    I know that the expression "Deal!" means that both parts agreed with the terms of a negotiation.

    however, how would I say the following sentence, please?

    "I'm going to see the car. If I like it, I'm going to ??? the deal and pay it in cash immediately!"

    to "commit" the deal?
    to "make" the deal?
    to "seal" the deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Hi there!

    I know that the expression "Deal!" means that both parts agreed with the terms of a negotiation.

    however, how would I say the following sentence, please?

    "I'm going to see the car. If I like it, I'm going to ??? the deal and pay it in cash immediately!"

    to "commit" the deal?
    to "make" the deal?
    to "seal" the deal?

    Thanks,
    jc
    'conclude' is probably the best option.....but 'deal' is not often used (in British English) for purchases.

    In your opening sentence, you might say, 'both parties agreed to the deal', or 'both parties agreed to the terms of the contract and signed the deal'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromatto View Post
    'conclude' is probably the best option.....but 'deal' is not often used (in British English) for purchases.

    In your opening sentence, you might say, 'both parties agreed to the deal', or 'both parties agreed to the terms of the contract and signed the deal'.
    please, how would a british say that? what's the word used in british English instead of ''deal''?
    if I am negotiating with the landlord and we come to an agreement, should I say "ok, sir, let's sign the contract"? how to say it informally?
    I have found many entries for ''make a deal'' on the web. isn't it a common and informal expression?
    thanks.

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    Default Re: to "make" a deal?

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    please, how would a Briton say that? what's the word used in British English instead of ''deal''?
    If I am negotiating with the landlord and we come to an agreement, should I say "ok, sir, let's sign the contract"? how to say it informally?
    I have found many entries for ''make a deal'' on the web. isn't it a common and informal expression?
    thanks.
    "That all seems fine. I agree to the terms. Do you have an agreement/contract to be signed?"

    "To make a deal" implies coming to a mutual agreement by negotiation to do something, rather than negotiating the terms of a lease.

    I made a deal with my mum to take clarinet lessons if I could have guitar lessons as well >> I agreed with my mum to do X if I can have Y


    "To close a deal" indicates the ending or completion of a negotiation to do or purchase something.

    Peter Woo claims, for instance, that he can close a deal to buy a hotel in Asia in days

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