seal the deal

[ seelthuh-deel ]

  1. to complete or successfully negotiate an agreement:If our top executive can't seal the deal, no one can.

  2. to secure or ensure a successful conclusion:He had aced both interviews, and if the director liked him that would seal the deal.A last-minute goal sealed the deal for Baltimore.

Origin of seal the deal

First recorded in 1950–55
  • Also close the deal [klohzthuh-deel] /ˈkloʊz ðə ˈdil/ .

Words Nearby seal the deal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023