Origin of double-dealing
Definition for double-dealing (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), dou·ble-dealt [duhb-uh l-delt] /ˈdʌb əlˈdɛlt/, dou·ble-deal·ing.
Origin of double-deal
Related formsdou·ble-deal·er, noun
Examples from the Web for double-dealing
Well, if Washington had any brains, it would not continue to let Karzai get away with this double-dealing.
It's a legitimate question from those critical of Obama and wary of the Pakistani army's double-dealing.
For Pascherette, in her cunning scheme of double-dealing, had played into her lady's hands to an extent unhoped for by Dolores.The Pirate Woman|Aylward Edward Dingle
Disposes to fraud, double-dealing, and irresponsible actions.Astrology|Sepharial
It was this very practice which excited the wrath of our pious King Charles, in all his horror of double-dealing.
This double-dealing answered his purpose, which was to keep the Bugis forces divided and to weaken them by fighting.Lord Jim|Joseph Conrad
She knew the family faults; they were bounded by the family virtues, and double-dealing was not within the pale.The Shadow of a Man|E. W. Hornung
British Dictionary definitions for double-dealing
- action characterized by treachery or deceit
- (as modifier)double-dealing treachery