horse-trade

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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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In a key horsetrade last week to obtain the support of the American Medical Association, House GOP leaders agreed to moderate proposed cuts in doctor payments.
England agree to drop their interest in staging the 2022 World Cup, in a horsetrade for the USA pulling out of the 2018 bidding.
Don't horsetrade with oppressors on our common values or core principles.