close/seal the deal


: to make an agreement official
We were about to close/seal the deal when we realized that there was a mistake in the contract.

Examples of close/seal the deal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Israel exchanged 39 Palestinian civilians to Hamas to seal the deal Saturday. Jenny Goldsberry, Washington Examiner, 25 Nov. 2023 Custom boxes, personalized gift baskets and lavish events now seal the deal, acting as a sort of appetizer for the wedding day. Andrew Zucker, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023 MLex also reported last month that Microsoft was exploring options to close the deal despite the UK block, which could have involved closing over the UK decision and potentially carving out Activision in the UK. Tom Warren, The Verge, 11 July 2023 The latest report doesn’t seal the deal; over the past two years, glowing inflation data has sometimes been quickly followed by a spike in consumer prices. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 In an effort to close the deal amid a 118-day strike that had been grueling for both sides, SAG and the studios agreed to create the fund while essentially punting on figuring out the finer details. Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Nov. 2023 Crabtree-Ireland said that getting the studios to agree to the fund was one of the last elements that helped close the deal. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 10 Nov. 2023 And while that may draw them in, the practicality will seal the deal. Brigitt Earley, Glamour, 27 Oct. 2023 Advertisement To seal the deal, Saudi Arabia has been demanding a number of concessions from the U.S. and from Israel, including steps that would move the Palestinians closer to establishing an independent state. Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times, 7 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Close/seal the deal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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