In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(invitation/job/ticket) agenciarse informal(ticket/job/invitation) arreglárselas para conseguirI managed to wangle some money out of my dad — conseguí sacarle dinero a mi padre
- to wangle one's way into/out of sth
- he wangled his way into the club/out of doing the job — se las arregló para que lo dejaran entrar en el club/para no tener que hacer el trabajo
- Bannister had wangled a continuance of the trial, but unless he could produce Pike, Hardiman's chances looked slim.
- In Alabama, you must shoot a doe before you wangle a buck permit.
- Having wangled a job on the support staff - ‘the best grounding I could have had’ - she had daily access to the editors and decision-makers in every title.
- You can wangle only so much for TV-rights packages; only sell so many replica shirts; only cram so many punters inside your ground.
- Also, companies are keen to wangle best prices from their sales reps, a tactic which dabs.com ignores - its telesales team is not to negotiate on price.
- I came home today instead of tomorrow, I was able to wangle myself a seat on a navy transport from Groton.
- Anjali Sircar, tired of room hunting, asked her distant cousin, Yash, to pretend to be her fiancé and wangled a single room at Khar.
- I wangled a trip to one of its conferences in Miami a few years ago and was bowled over by the quality of access that journalists, members of the public enjoy, to basic public information.
- If anyone could have dreamed up an unlikely idea like the Wooden Horse and wangled his way into Troy, he would have.
- I had to wangle the cheddar cheese away from our other sous-chef, Eric, who was holding onto it for some as-yet-unbooked private party.
- Will Lola and Ella be able to get to the concert, wangle invitations to Stu's party afterward, and face down Carla?
- When I was trying to wangle invitations to Washington to talk about this stuff, they would get private investors to hop on a plane and fly to New Haven to see it.
- Unless Barrett can wangle an extended stay in Dundee.
- The Professor manages to wangle a job as the producer's assistant and is given responsibility for many of the production details.
- So she wangled nights out with four such desirable men and reported back on the pros and cons of the ‘perfect’ dates.
- When I was younger, I used to wangle my way on to the table most weekends.
- The Oxford history graduate scoffs at the idea that his father somehow wangled him the job of co-presenting and researching the programme and accompanying book.
- ‘I managed to wangle that,’ he admits, ‘I'm experienced, and that got me through.’
- So if you're determined to land a tutor, you need to wangle invites to all those College dinners at High Table.
- A busy couple of days ensues: I managed to wangle out of the workplace Christmas do this year, but our own department's Christmas lunch is coming up.
1treta feminine informaltruco masculine informal(in business etc) chanchullo masculine informal
- One Labour MP hinted that Smith's case was a wangle, and mentioned other sportsmen and celebrities who had returned home quickly after call-up.
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