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horse-trade

To negotiate, trade, or bargain in a shrewd, judicious manner. Primarily heard in US. You'll have to excuse my cousin, he hasn't had the patience to horse-trade ever since he started working on Wall Street.
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He alleged the move to delay government formation would encourage horse-trading in the state and expressed apprehension about this.
While Kejriwal's allegation against the BJP indulging in horse-trading remains unsubstantiated, there are strong rumours that six out of eight lawmakers of the Congress party are ready to rebel and support the BJP if it decides to form the government.
Ranchi, June 13 ( ANI ): The Central Bureau of Investigation conducted raids in the premises of two independent MLAs and relatives of several legislators with allegations of horse-trading during the March 30 Rajya Sabha elections.
The Minister said the culture of horse-trading and Lotacracy was encouraged in dictators era and supporters of dictatorship to strengthen grip on power.
If we are not in majority we will sit on opposition benches but we will neither become part of any horse-trading nor will do so ", he said this while talking to media men here after addressing foundation day ceremony at Chand Bagh school Saturday.
We felt that the prison in Winchester and Parc Prison in Wales were almost horse-trading prisoners and poor old Gloucester ended up on the receiving end.
They were found guilty of conduct detrimental to the party's interest, following allegations of faction-fighting within Labour ranks on the city council, and allegations of "trips for votes" political horse-trading.
All of a sudden it becomes like a horse-trading game,'' Parks said.
Ranchi, May 18( ANI ): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday raided residences of at least 15 Jharkhand legislators here, to probe allegations of horse-trading and corruption in the recent Rajya Sabha elections.
KARACHI, February 28, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Due to fight against terror, economic issues, socio-geographic scenario of the region and internal challenges, the country cannot afford revival of Chhanga Maanga like horse-trading and political confrontation.
Babar Awan, Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs on Monday said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz is itself violating Charter of Democracy (CoD) by horse-trading in Punjab.
The horse-trading begins today as Bertie Ahern and Mary Harney meet to thrash out their plan for government.
MURIDKAY, February 27, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Saturday that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) would never resort to horse-trading to get majority in Punjab.
22 (ANI): Congress party workers on Friday protested against the alleged horse-trading indulged by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bangalore.
Waseem Sajjad, after the rejection of opposition leaders bill of article 67 regarding horse-trading has been touted as a series of the very strategy; while party members had actively resisted maintaining an aggressive posture against PML-N.