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  • v  achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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 ?
    Aug. 20, 2013 - Big League Stew via Yahoo! Sports

  • Phillip Fulmer in (subscription)
    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."
  • Joe Torre in
    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."
  • Ron Gardenhire in New York Times
    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."

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