bargaining chip

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bargaining chip

Something used during a negotiation that provides one party leverage over another party. The company hoped that its generous benefits package would be the bargaining chip it needed to acquire and retain new talent.
See also: bargain, chip

bargaining chip

Fig. something to be used (traded) in negotiations. I want to use their refusal to meet our terms as a bargaining chip in future negotiations. I need to have a few bargaining chips ready when we get down to drawing up the contract.
See also: bargain, chip
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Except, of course, that fishermen heading to sea from North Shields or Amble or other places along the North Sea coast don't want to be a bargaining chip. They would rather like the EU to ship out of their business as soon as possible.
Her response prompted Mr Gething to write a letter to the PM, which states: "Offering the NHS as a bargaining chip in the year that we celebrate the 70th year since it was created could not be more inflammatory and disrespectful to hardworking NHS staff.
The former USFK chiefs, however, warned of using the military exercises as a bargaining chip to appease North Korea.
Morphou "is not and will never become a bargaining chip" says the Mayor of the Turkish-occupied city, Charalambos Pittas, in reply to statements from the Turkish Cypriot side.
Associated Press quoted Larijani as saying in an interview that Iran has more enriched uranium than it needs and plans to use that as a bargaining chip in the upcoming nuclear talks in Geneva next week.
Occupied Al-Quds, Dhu-AlQa'dah 16, 1434, Sep 22, 2013, SPA -- A 20-year-old Israeli soldier was allegedly killed by a Palestinian seeking to use the body as a bargaining chip to release his jailed brother, the army said, UPI reported.
Summary: Aoun said Tuesday that he agreed to the 1960 electoral law as a "one-time law" and accused the opposition of treating the election law like a bargaining chip for other gains.
Paulson theoretically believes tax increases at the highest bracket may be necessary as a bargaining chip to achieve a bipartisan grand compromise on deficit reduction on Capitol Hill.
Unfortunately the terror laws of this country were abused and were used as a bargaining chip used by our Government in an attempt to stop Iran developing nuclear technology.
With this new twist, there is some concern that the JCCT could turn the market economy status into a bargaining chip that the Bush Administration might exchange for minor changes in China's currency policy.
Kim may be playing the nuclear card as a bargaining chip, but if the United States declines to bargain, he will gladly keep his chips and stack them high.
has little clout with which to force China to make domestic changes in human rights, since the Clinton administration had given China permanent favoured trade status and thus removed a bargaining chip in negotiations.
Using Mercosur tariffs as a bargaining chip for trade concessions from the United States could alienate Brazil's Mercosur neighbors, who seek a quicker path to new trade and investment.
Though North Korea demanded compensation, it may have been only a bargaining chip. A simple easing of the embargo might have sufficed.
Despite REW's early concern about the rent stabilization aspects of the Downtown Plan's residential conversion and mixed-use benefits, it was Senator Joseph Bruno who seized on the issue as a bargaining chip for the passage of the Downtown incentives.