finagle finagle  /ˈfɪ nə ɡəl/


  • (v) achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods



  1. The movie tells the tale of Philippe Abrams, a manager in France's postal system whose efforts to finagle a transfer to the sunny Riviera go wildly wrong.
  2. While polls show that only 12% of Japanese support the LDP, chances are the party will finagle a way to stay in power after the parliamentary election scheduled for June 25.
  3. If he manages to finagle his way to the presidency, his Administration is likely to prove true a dark saying: When you want it bad, you get it bad.


  • MLB suspends Ryan Dempster five games for hitting A-Rod

    New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi warned us — he warned us! — that, with a short suspension of Ryan Dempster by Major League Baseball plus other factors, the Boston Red Sox could "finagle" … Continue reading ?
    on August 21, 2013     Source: Big League Stew via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "That's not easy to do," Fulmer said. "We're just not blessed with a whole bunch of safeties that are playing a whole lot of good football for us, (although) we could move Dennis in there and finagle around."
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Phillip Fulmer Source: (subscription)

  2. "I sort of bit the bullet here," Torre said. "I made the decision a few days ago to try and find a way to finagle who would play the night game and the day game. But I decided because it was an early day game just to rest those three guys."
    on Apr 18, 2009 By: Joe Torre Source:

  3. "They just keep running great hitters at you," Gardenhire said. "That's why you end up having to make pitching moves. Change, change, change, because they are so dangerous that you just try to finagle your way through it half the time."
    on Oct 11, 2009 By: Ron Gardenhire Source: New York Times

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