a hard bargain

a hard bargain

A tough negotiation that ultimately concludes in one's favor. Often used in the phrase "drive a hard bargain." Sal is known to drive a hard bargain, so I doubt you'll get that car for the price you want.
See also: bargain, hard

hard bargain

See also: bargain, hard
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These policies can effectively take the bat out of a school board's hand, sometimes imposing mandatory settlement terms on even those boards willing to drive a hard bargain. There is surprisingly little systematic research on the outcomes of the arbitration process.