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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.
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strike a bargainand 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.
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strike a bargain
Reach an agreement, as in They finally struck a bargain after weeks of wrangling over who would get what. [Mid-1700s]
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.
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- strike a bargain/deal
- make a deal (with one)
- make a deal with
- (something) is one thing, (something else) is (quite) another
- it's one thing to (do sth), it's another thing to (do sth else)
- it's one thing to (do sth), it's quite another to (do sth else)
- it's one thing to do A, it's another to do B
- it's one thing to (do something), it's another to (do something else)
- hold (one's) end of the bargain up
- hold (up) (one's) end of the bargain