bargain on (something)

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bargain on (something)

To expect, anticipate, or plan on something or some situation. I didn't bargain on having to look after my daughter's children when I retired. I'm bargaining on having enough money saved by the end of the year to buy a brand new sports car.
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bargain on

v.
To expect or be prepared for something: He thought he was on time, but hadn't bargained on waiting 30 minutes for the bus.
See also: bargain, on
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