Never closed me a deal, all at once I'm a wheel

sami33

Senior Member
arabic
Hi everybody!

Please I wonder whether or not the red expression has "relation" with this meaning from WR:
wheel and deal: engage in commercial or political scheming, especially unscrupulously.
Besides, I wonder if it has any "relation" with dealing cards. ( I wrote "relation" between quotation mark because I'm not sure if it's correct. Please help.)

When I walk through a jam, no one knows who I am
Put your head on my chest and I am Mr. Success
Never closed me a deal, all at once I'm a wheel
Just your head on my chest and I'm Mr. Success

Source:Mr. Success Lyrics sung by Frank Sinatra.

Thanks




 
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  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    "Never closed me a deal" = I've never conducted big business; I've never had a lot of money.

    "All at once I'm a wheel" = Suddenly I feel that I'm successful, that I'm someone important.

    No, "deal" here isn't related to a card game or to "wheeling and dealing".
     

    boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    I have never heard "all at once I'm a wheel" but, rightly or wrongly, I associate it with "I am rolling", i.e. I am operating effortlessly (like a machine, a car maybe).

    All of which leads me to the same interpretation as Parla's, of course. :)
     
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