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a fair exchange is no robbery

proverb If items of equal value are exchanged, it is a fair trade or deal. Come on, a fair exchange is no robbery. You're gonna have to up your side of the bargain to make this a fair trade.
See also: exchange, fair, no, robbery

didn't exchange more than three words with (one)

Didn't talk to one much or at length. I'm not sure how Lydia's doing—I didn't exchange more than three words with her at the dinner party.
See also: exchange, more, three, word

exchange (something) for (something)

To return or trade an item for something else. A noun or pronoun can be used between "exchange" and "for." These shoes are way too big—I need to exchange them for a smaller size. April wants to exchange one of her birthday gifts for something she likes better.
See also: exchange, for

exchange (something) with (one)

To trade or swap something with someone else. Don't tell mom that I exchanged half of my sandwich with one of the others kids for a bag of chips. Mom wants us to save our money instead of exchanging Christmas gifts with each other this year.
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exchange flesh

To have sex. The party atmosphere in college encourages many students to drink too much and exchange flesh with as many people as they can.
See also: exchange, flesh

exchange no more than (an amount of) words

To speak only briefly to someone. A certain number of words is stated after "than." I did see Miranda tonight, but we exchanged no more than three words, so I don't know how she's doing. Steve must be mad at me—we exchanged no more than two words all day.
See also: amount, exchange, more, no, word

exchange words (with someone)

To argue, quarrel, or speak angrily (with someone). John exchanged words with Danny over the phone bills he's been racking up. I'll have to exchange words with him if his behavior doesn't improve. It sounds like Tom and Mary are exchanging words again.
See also: exchange, word

have words (with someone)

To argue, quarrel, or speak angrily (with someone). John's having words with Danny over the phone bills he's been racking up. I'll have to have words with him if his behavior doesn't improve. It sounds like Tom and Mary are having words again.
See also: have, word

in exchange (for someone or something)

In order to get or obtain someone or something else. How about you give me those boots in exchange for my old jacket? I'm sure they'll give you a good bit of money in exchange for your silence on this issue. What can we give them in exchange for two hostages?
See also: exchange, someone

private branch exchange

A telephone system within an institution or business that can only be used by the people inside that establishment. There was an issue with the private branch exchange this morning, but we hope to have the phones working again shortly.
See also: branch, exchange, private
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

didn't exchange more than three words with someone

to say hardly anything to someone. (The number may vary.) I know Tom was there, but I am sure that I didn't exchange more than three words with him before he left. We hardly exchanged more than two words the whole evening. Sally and Liz didn't have enough time to exchange more than five words.
See also: exchange, more, three, word

exchange no more than

some number of words with someone and not exchange more than some number of words with someone; hardly exchange more than some number of words with someone; scarcely exchange more than some number of words with someone to say hardly anything to someone. (Always negative.) I know Tom was there, but I am sure that I didn't exchange more than three words with him before he left. We hardly exchanged more than two words the whole evening. Sally and Liz didn't have enough time to exchange more than five words.
See also: exchange, more, no

exchange something for something

to trade something for something else. I will exchange this one for a larger size. Can this be exchanged for something more suitable?
See also: exchange, for

exchange something with someone

to trade something with someone. I exchange Christmas presents with him, but I never see him otherwise. Let's exchange coats with each other.
See also: exchange

in exchange (for someone or something)

in return for someone or something. They gave us two of our prisoners in exchange for two of theirs. I gave him chocolate in exchange for some licorice. John gave Mary a book and got a sweater in exchange.
See also: exchange

substitute for someone or something

to serve as a replacement for someone or something. I have to substitute for Roger at work this weekend. Do you think that this will substitute for the one you wanted?
See also: for, substitute

substitute someone for (someone else)

 and substitute something for something else
to exchange someone or something for someone or something else; to replace someone or something with someone or something else. Shall I substitute Fred for Mary in the front office? Please substitute fish for beef on my dinner order.
See also: for, substitute
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in exchange

Also, in exchange for. In return (for something or someone), as in Jim lent Bill his motorcycle, and Bill offered his car in exchange, or At the party, the guests were given cookies in exchange for the ones they brought. [Late 1500s]
See also: exchange
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

have/exchange ˈwords (with somebody) (about something)

(especially British English) argue or quarrel with somebody because you do not like the way they have behaved: I had to have words with him about his behaviour.They both got angry and had words.
See also: exchange, have, word
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Rather, the determination whether (or the extent to which) section 1031 applies to an exchange of the assets of one business for the assets of another business requires an analysis of the underlying assets exchanged. See, e.g., Rev.
By 2004, after realizing the benefits from $430,000 of depreciation deductions, Brown exchanged the facility for an office building of equal value and equity.
After understanding the basics of like-kind exchanges, one can begin addressing how to allow one partner to sell his interest for cash, while the other retains its interest in the exchanged property.
If the individual was unemployed, the distance between the new place of employment and the residence sold or exchanged must be at least 50 miles.
person, the section 1248 amount is defined in essentially the same way as under the existing temporary regulations: it is the amount such shareholder would be required to treat as a dividend under section 1248 if it disposed of the stock exchanged in a taxable transaction.
The taxpayer then exchanged or "swapped" the high-basis property for the low-basis property.
Percentage of the number of shares of each class of target stock, or the percentage (by value) of the target stock, to be exchanged for acquirer stock, provided that the target stock to be exchanged for acquirer stock and the target stock to be exchanged for cash or other property each represent an economically reasonable exchange; or
Personal property must be exchanged for personal property, and real property for real property;
If an 1/0 or P/0 security and cash are exchanged for a mortgage backed security, should the acquired security be recorded at fair value or at amortized cost?
1031(a), no gain or loss is recognized when property held for use in a trade or business or held for investment is exchanged solely for like-kind property to be held either for use in a trade or business or for investment.
Depreciable tangible personal property qualifies for nonrecognition treatment if it is exchanged for property that is either of a "like kind" or of a "like class." Properties are of a like kind based on all the facts and circumstances.
1.121-3(c)(1) and (2), a sale or exchange is by reason of a change in place of employment if it occurs when the taxpayer owns and uses the property as a principal residence, and the qualified individual's new place of employment is at least 50 miles farther from the residence sold or exchanged than was the former place of employment.
(Forward and futures contracts for the purchase or sale of metals, grain or other goods do not qualify as financial instruments because the items to be exchanged are not both financial instruments.)
Thus, land can be exchanged for improved real estate under Regs.
Under the notice, the carryover basis of acquired MACRS property is depreciated over the remaining recovery period of the exchanged or involuntarily converted MACRS property, using the same depreciation method, recovery period and convention.