Also, deal with. Be occupied or concerned with, as in Jim deals in generalities, or This book deals with idioms. The first term dates from the late 1500s, the variant from about 1300.
Do business or trade in something, as in They deal in diamonds. [Late 1500s] Also see deal with.
deal someone in. Also, deal one a hand. Include someone, give someone a share, as in I hope they'll deal me in on this new enterprise. This usage comes from card games, where to deal has meant “to distribute cards” since the 16th century. [Early 1900s]
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“Personally, I deal with manners of righteousness and God,” he says.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Speculation raged that Duke agreed not to run as part of the deal, though it was never proven.
He later accepted a plea deal that put him behind bars for 25 years.
It's not necessarily a deal-breaker, but it is kind of a top priority.
This is a guy who has his son-in-law clean his eyeglasses, for crying out loud.
They are very urgent questions; our sons and daughters will have to begin to deal with them from the moment they leave college.
The patriarchal decree of the government was a good deal of a joke on the plains, anyway—except when you were caught defying it!Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
She and her younger sister, Janet, had quarreled a good deal through force of unfortunate habit.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
In practice we find a good deal of technical study comes into the college stage.
Bernard sat thinking for a long time; at first with a good deal of mortification—at last with a good deal of bitterness.Confidence|Henry James