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bargain down

v.
1. To negotiate some lower price: I bargained the price down by $200. They want $30, but if you try, you can bargain it down to $20. If that offer is too expensive, bargain it down some more.
2. To negotiate with someone to pay a lower price: If I can't bargain him down to $20 dollars, I won't buy the coat. The savvy shopper bargained the clerk down.
See also: bargain, down
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Come on Ols, it's about time you got rid of your old gladrags, then young 'uns like me can pick up a good bargain down at the charity shop
ABC had been trying to bargain down the licensing fee.
Larger wholesalers, on the contrary, bargain down prices due to their volume sales," notes the analyst of this research service.