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.
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?