Joe Gould, desperate to get Braddock into the picture, finagled
a fight with Joe Lasky, a legitimate contender.
As for the lunch with Eleanor Roosevelt, Rattner, living in New York City at the time, finagled
that encounter - all to impress a girl he was sweet on - by writing to the first lady and asking to spend the night at the White House.
I actually finagled
my way in at 17 and a half instead of waiting for the 18th birthday, as was the legal requirement.
Despite our fleet tasking during COMPTUEX, our Ops O finagled
a 4 v 2 A1C hop for us: two Hornets, two Tomcats, and our two TA-4J Skyhawks.
He told me he had finagled
it from supplies usually reserved for Iraqi counterterrorist commandos.
There are a whole slew of slang words such as chill, dork, wuss, 24/7, and even butthead that have finagled
their way into the fourth edition of the American Heritage College Dictionary.
Acting as a middleman, Antin finagled
sort of a show for Baldessari in the fall of 1968: a one-weeker in the gap between two regularly scheduled exhibitions.
When one Fleet Street broadsheet was forced to admit none of its vast legions of senior, non-union executives had ever mastered shorthand, or typing, or the rudiments of English and had finagled
their way to the top thanks to an ability to drink a litre of brandy while quoting Dashiell Hammett, the game was up.
George McDougall finagled
a grant to the island from King George III, no less, McDougall built a house for his family and cleared some of the timberland.
The company has tweaked and futzed and finagled
with the Expo concept for more than a decade, and it's just now ramping up its expansion plans.
But in 1980 he returned and once again finagled
Warner into financing the start-up of a new label, called Geffen Records.
As the story goes, my father finagled
his way backstage after a performance of the Harlem Dance Ensemble at the Apollo Theater and presented her with a black silk rose.
Through union connections, a job was finagled
for my father as a stoker on a ship leaving for the United States.
Years later, as a congressman, the "would-be priest" also readily accepted a free ride in Philip Morris's jet aircraft, and finagled
campaign contributions from business interests, occasionally in the most heavy-handed manner.
Donald Trump, who wooed Yokoi with plans for a Trump Tower Tokyo and finagled
a share in the landmark's ownership, and his nemesis, Leona Helmsley, who held a -- share in the landmark's lease.