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horse trading

Negotiation, trading, or bargaining conducted in or characterized by a shrewd, judicious manner. Primarily heard in US. You'll have to excuse my cousin, he has no patience for horse trading ever since he started working on Wall Street.
See also: horse, trade
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horse trading

Negotiation marked by hard bargaining and shrewd exchange. For example, The restaurant owner is famous for his horse trading; he's just exchanged a month of free dinners for a month of free television commercials . This expression alludes to the notorious shrewdness of horse traders, who literally bought and sold horses. [c. 1820]
See also: horse, trade
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.
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