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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"Unlike before, they're now bargaining down to their last breath," Mohammed said of his remaining Iranian customers.
You have been such a great president--backing me on so many things--keeping most tax cuts and shelters, support for my oil and gas buddies (my base), big loan guarantees for nukes, keeping Uncle Sam from bargaining down pharma, expanding free trade, not going tough on China (my Daddy especially liked this one), avoiding class struggle rhetoric and so on.
In so doing, they "increased inequality by stratifying the curriculum, reduced learning by bargaining down consent, and increased costs by extending the demand for educational credentials well beyond the social requirements for human capital." But after all, isn't this what the education consumer wanted?
Car buyers apparently lose pounds 3bn a year by not bargaining down the cost of a new car -a size able saving of pounds 1,200 one very car sold.
But Midland buyers are marginally more successful than those in the country as a whole when it comes to bargaining down the vendor's asking price.
While Lescure's comments appear to be deliberately aimed at bargaining down the price, the list of other possible European buyers is dwindling.
276)) and to provide substantiation for extreme statements such as the "career concept has collapsed", and "employers have now pushed bargaining down to the lowest level" (contrast here the findings of the third Workplace Industrial Relations Survey).