more than one bargained for

more than one bargained for

more than one thought one would get. (Usually in reference to trouble or difficulty.) When Betsy brought home the sweet little puppy for a companion, she got more than she bargained for. That animal has cost her hundreds of dollars in bills. I got more than I bargained for when I took this job.
See also: bargain, more, one

more than one bargained for

An unexpected outcome, especially an unfavorable one, as in Serving on the board this year has involved more work than I bargained for. This expression alludes to a higher than anticipated cost for a transaction. [Mid-1800s]
See also: bargain, more, one

more than one bargained for

n. [getting] more than one expected. This is certainly more than I bargained for!
See also: bargain, more, one
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