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haggle with (someone)

To try to bargain with someone, often over a price. Good luck haggling with any of the merchants at the marketplace—they wouldn't lower their prices at all for me.
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haggle about (something)

To try to reach an agreement with someone, often over a price. You can try to haggle about their prices, but none of the merchants would lower them for me.
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haggle over (something)

To try to reach an agreement with someone, often over a price. The person one is haggling with can be named between "haggle" and "over." You can try to haggle over their prices, but none of the merchants would lower them for me. Sonny, don't try to haggle with me over these prices.
See also: haggle, over

haggle about something

to bargain or negotiate about something. They are always willing to haggle about the price, so don't take the first price you're given. I wish you wouldn't try to haggle about everything when we shop.
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haggle (with someone) over someone or something

 and haggle with someone (over someone or something)
to argue with someone over someone or something. I don't want to haggle with you over Tom and whose team he's going to be on. Let's not haggle over the price. There is no point in haggling with her.
See also: haggle, over

haggle over

v.
To bargain or negotiate over something, as an item or a price: The merchant and the buyer haggled over the price of the damaged towels.
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Spokesman Steven Baillie said: "Our research suggests that, with stereotypical British reserve, many of us just don't haggle hard despite the big savings that can be made.
The high success rate among the top 10 stores reflects the fact that the survey is focused on people who actively tried to haggle.
Used Car Expert.com buyers checks: 11 Best used buy: 2.0 FSI S Price guide: 2005 2.0 FSI S with average mileage of 29,850 miles should be between pounds 9,000 and pounds 1 1,345 depending on how hard you haggle.
A spokesman for Merseyside branch of the Transport and General Workers Union said: ``The prospect of taxi drivers in Merseyside facing angry crowds on a Saturday night looking to haggle over the fare is not to be relished.
CAR buyers will pay a staggering pounds 382million too much for new cars over the next six months because they will not haggle over price, according to a survey.
``We are happy to haggle with people with items that have already been reduced, but not on the full-price items,'' she explains.
``The eagerness with which Britain's motorists haggle when buying a car is amazing.
The guide advises them to "pay a fair price for the goods and services you buy - if you haggle for the lowest price your bargain may be at someone else's expense".
Sainsbury's says that as it becomes increasingly a buyer's market it is an ideal opportunity for UK punters to break the habit of a lifetime and start to haggle.
When you swallow your inhibitions and haggle, that's when.
Only 15pc of UK tourists were willing to bid for bargains on overseas trips, while 60pc were too embarrassed to haggle, the survey from holiday company Airtours found.
Sainsbury's Finance said people prepared to haggle can save an average of pounds 1,468 off the price of cars, but survey results showed more than half of would-be buyers did not plan to haggle or might haggle only slightly.
Five years ago, fewer than 35 per cent of car buyers were prepared to haggle compared with 68 per cent last year.