When I was memorizing words in an APP, I found the following sentence.
In Geneva, a historic deal is struck.
The app provides an explanation in another language that basically means the deal was blocked, it probably not happen soon. I looked up the work "strike" in dictionary, and found this explanation:
[AmE informal] to not be successful at something
This seems fits the context well. But it's different from the app provided explanation. To corroborate, I put the original sentence in Google Translation and translate it to my native language. Surprisingly, the translation literally means "In Geneva, a historic deal was reached".
What does the original sentence really mean? Thanks.