take out in trade

take (something) out in trade

To accept something, such as goods or services, as a trade in lieu of monetary payment for something else. I didn't have enough money for the repairs, but she said her company needed a new website, so she said she would take it out in trade. The small town is so close-knit with farmers and craftsmen that most people take things out in trade rather than demanding payments in cash.
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take something out in trade

Fig. to accept someone's goods or services in payment of a bill. The grocer told the plumber that he would pay the plumber by allowing him to take his bill out in trade. I don't have any cash right now. Can you take what I owe you out in trade?
See also: out, take, trade
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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