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strike a bargain

To successfully achieve a deal or agreement, especially regarding an acceptable price or exchange for something. The president struck a bargain with industrial lobbyists, promising to reduce taxes in exchange for jobs returning to the country. It was going to cost me a fortune to get the car fixed, but I struck a bargain with my mechanic to lower the price since I had been a loyal customer for so long.
See also: bargain, strike
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strike a bargain

 and strike a deal
to reach an agreement on a price or negotiation (for something). They argued for a while and finally struck a bargain. They were unable to strike a bargain, so they ended their meeting.
See also: bargain, strike
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strike a bargain

Reach an agreement, as in They finally struck a bargain after weeks of wrangling over who would get what. [Mid-1700s]
See also: bargain, strike
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.

strike a ˈbargain/ˈdeal (with somebody)

come to an agreement (with somebody), especially after a lot of discussion or argument: They struck a bargain with the landlord to pay less rent in return for painting the house.
See also: bargain, deal, strike
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If you can tell the real from the fake then strike bargains at the stalls of Laad Bazaar or Pathargatti.
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And the novel takes surreal twists with tales of various characters meeting with Satan himself and trying to strike bargains.
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Some couples entering matrimony undoubtedly prefer the looser tie, but many others definitely do not, and our current law deprives them of the freedom to strike bargains they'd want to enter in pursuit of genuine security.
Within its structure, groups with differences can sit down to discuss them and strike bargains. Sometimes, such discussion lead to peaceful solutions.