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horse trading

Negotiation, trading, or bargaining conducted in or characterized by a shrewd, judicious manner. Primarily heard in US. You'll have to excuse my cousin, he has no patience for horse trading ever since he started working on Wall Street.
See also: horse, trade

horse trading

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]
See also: horse, trade
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Commenting on options on Ban's table after prospective intensified talks and horse trading, Eroglu said that Ban would either opt for continued talks or he would take another position for a dead end in talks.
Hamza termed the horse trading in politics as curse and added that it must be condemned at all levels to promote transparency in politics.
Dogar said Nawaz Sharif strengthened the campaign of horse trading by buying off members.
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The former CM said apprehensions of horse trading had come to the fore after Manjhi's meeting with PM Narendra Modi in Delhi on Sunday.
I want to ask where is horse trading going on and who all are responsible for it?
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Peshawar -- Pakistan TehreekeInsaaf (PTI) vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi Wednesday said that PTI's demand of open balloting has exposed all political parties involved in horse trading.
AS THE political slugfest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on the issue of government formation in Delhi reached its peak, the Supreme Court on Tuesday asked L- G Najeeb Jung to "accomplish the long overdue task" at the earliest, warning that otherwise the threat of horse trading will only worsen.
New Delhi, July 16 ( ANI ): m dmi Party (P) leader Ashutosh on Wednesday said the way the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is shamelessly indulging in horse trading to lure MLAs to form a government in Delhi is a blot on democracy.
It is one of the last to allow horse trading as the practice will be banned at the famous Ould Lammas Fair in Ballycastle later this year.
it is possible, of course, that Apple watchers are confusing brainstorming with horse trading.
QUETTA -- Central President National Party Senator Hasil Khan Bijinzo Thursday said that incumbent government was committed to halt the awful trend of horse trading in the Senate elections.
Islamabad -- Federal Minister for Information Pervaiz Rasheed said that KPK has turned into a centre of horse trading adding that Pakistan TehreekeInsaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan should disclose the name of person who offered him to give Rs.
We explained to the L- G the current political situation and told him that delay in dissolving the assembly was encouraging horse trading.