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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.
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.
haggle with (one) over (something)
To try to bargain with one, especially over a price. Good luck haggling with the merchants over their prices—they wouldn't lower any of them for me.
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.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
haggle (with someone) over someone or somethingand 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.