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Horse-trading



[hawrs-treyd] /ˈhɔrsˌtreɪd/

verb (used without object), horse-traded, horse-trading.
1.
to bargain or trade shrewdly.
noun
1.
the act or fact of conducting a shrewd exchange or engaging in a horse trade; bargaining.
noun
1.
hard bargaining to obtain equal concessions by both sides in a dispute

noun

Negotiating reciprocal concessions and benefits, esp of a political sort: Vintage Washington politics as usual was not good enough anymore, that horse-trading, your bill for mine, was part of the old-time religion (1940s+)
Negotiation marked by hard bargaining and shrewd exchange. For example, The restaurant owner is famous for his horse trading; he’s just exchanged a month of free dinners for a month of free television commercials. This expression alludes to the notorious shrewdness of horse traders, who literally bought and sold horses. [ c. 1820 ]

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