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hard bargain

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It was a hard bargain, but one that Wade could afford to take up, for if the wheat were to freeze out, or if the grasshoppers should eat it, or the chinch bugs ruin it, or a hail storm beat it down into the mud, or if any of the many hatreds Stepmother Nature holds out toward those trusting souls who would squeeze a living from her hard hands--if any of these misfortunes should transpire, he would be out nothing but labor, and that was the one thing he and Martin could afford to risk.
She had a turn for traffic, and a marked propensity for saving; shown not only in the vending of eggs and chickens, but also in driving hard bargains with the gardener about flower-roots, seeds, and slips of plants; that functionary having orders from Mrs.
metropolitan area will begin using one of the world's greenest, most energy efficient buildings as the Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) unveils its new education building at its Hard Bargain Farm Environmental Center.
Ukrainian clubs are notorious for driving a hard bargain and are likely to demand a large chunk of the money up front.
There is no buy-out clause in Lloris's contract, so Spurs chairman Daniel Levy can drive a hard bargain.
But I'm not the one who is bargaining for the run to be extended - and I don't drive a hard bargain.
But The Landlord drives a hard bargain and tells his ex-missus he'll only lay off boozer Barlow if she agrees to make regular prison visits.
The DOJ said the worth of those slots indicates that it drove a hard bargain in 2013 when it cleared its antitrust lawsuit against the merger of American and US Airways.
But make no mistake, when it comes to driving a hard bargain and ensuring good deals in the transfer market, there isn't a chairman in the top flight who can touch him.
Patna: The proposed grand alliance among "secular parties" mooted by the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) to take on the might of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi appears to have hit a speedbreaker in Bihar, with the allies making a hard bargain to grab as many from the state's allocated 40 Lok Sabha seats.
Though they quote ` 6,000 for a unit of blood, a hard bargain could fetch you that for ` 4,000.
But in these days of economic uncertainty, it seems it's more likely to be the customers driving a hard bargain.
I have just read Driving a hard bargain [Editorial, Jan.
Spurs are attempting to put the block on further speculation linking Redknapp to the vacant England post, but while chairman Daniel Levy will drive a hard bargain if and when FA chiefs come knocking on his door, Mourinho will be his prime target, The Mirror reports.
Emmylou Harris' Hard Bargain is the joyous, bittersweet album that a 64-year-old country-rock legend should make.