bargain (someone or something) down

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bargain (someone or something) down

1. To convince someone to accept a lower price for something. Can you believe I bargained that guy down to $30 for the dresser?
2. To agree to pay a lower price for something. Can you believe I bargained the price of that dresser down to $30?
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bargain down

v.
1. To negotiate some lower price: I bargained the price down by $200. They want $30, but if you try, you can bargain it down to $20. If that offer is too expensive, bargain it down some more.
2. To negotiate with someone to pay a lower price: If I can't bargain him down to $20 dollars, I won't buy the coat. The savvy shopper bargained the clerk down.
See also: bargain, down
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Aggravated sexual assault may be bargained down to sexual assault, for
A sting operation by the Ministry of Interior's 999 magazine saw a reporter track down a supplier for a three-month-old cheetah cub, offered for Dh50,000 -- though the price was bargained down to Dh15,000.
Even items which bear a specified price can be bargained down, just stay polite and enjoy the process.
However, after Lutgard died, the abbess refused to give Thomas the relic (now bargained down to a mere finger) unless Thomas wrote Lutgard's Life.
By then, Murphy was doing a 12-year stretch behind bars after he plea bargained down an attempted murder rap following a botched drive-by shooting of a Catholic woman.
Unlike traditional real estate sales methods where the price is determined and then 'bargained down' with the auction process the property sells at true market price.
Kotoski had originally been facing a 20-year sentence, but the felony charge of attempted murder was bargained down to solicitation, partly because one of the main witnesses - the private investigator she had approached to have her husband killed - died before trial.
The International Monetary Fund was looking for a 46 percent additional increase in October 2001, a figure the government bargained down to 15 percent.
But Wilson Fortaleza of the militant Alliance of Filipino Workers (BMP), said the former action movie star's vow to be a president for the masses "is like a movie being reeled before the eyes of the poor." "The labor sector, for example, is disgusted with Erap (Estrada's nickname)," Fortaleza said, noting Estrada has bargained down the price of labor just to attract investors, even proposing the scrapping the minimum wage law.