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bargain Idioms & Phrases


Bargain and sale

  • (Law), a species of conveyance, by which the bargainor contracts to convey the lands to the bargainee, and becomes by such contract a trustee for and seized to the use of the bargainee. The statute then completes the purchase; i.e., the bargain vests the use, and the statute vests the possession. Blackstone.
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bargain down

  • verb persuade the seller to accept a lower price
    beat down.
    • She beat the merchant down $100
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bargain hunter

  • noun a shopper who hunts for bargains
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bargain rate

  • noun a price below the standard price
    cut price; cut rate; cheapness.
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bargain-priced

  • adjective satellite costing less than standard price
    cut-price; cut-rate.
    • buying bargain-priced clothes for the children
    • cut-rate goods
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bargaining chip

  • noun leverage in the form of an inducement or a concession useful in successful negotiations
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Catching bargain

  • (Law), a bargain made with an heir expectant for the purchase of his expectancy at an inadequate price. Bouvier.
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collective bargaining

  • noun negotiation between an employer and trade union
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for a bargain price

  • adverb for a relatively small amount of money
    at a low price; for a song.
    • we bought the house for a song
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in the bargain

  • adverb in addition; over and above what is expected
    in the bargain.
    • He lost his wife in the bargain
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Into the bargain

  • adverb in addition; over and above what is expected
    in the bargain.
    • He lost his wife in the bargain
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  • over and above what is stipulated; besides.
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plea bargain

  • noun (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge
    plea bargain.
    • his admission was part of a plea bargain with the prosecutor
    • plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested
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plea bargaining

  • noun (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge
    plea bargain.
    • his admission was part of a plea bargain with the prosecutor
    • plea bargaining helps to stop the courts becoming congested
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plea-bargain

  • verb agree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge
    • If he plea-bargains, he will be sent to a medium-security prison for 8 years
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Time bargain

  • (Com.), a contract made for the sale or purchase of merchandise, or of stock in the public funds, at a certain time in the future.
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To bargain away

  • to dispose of in a bargain; usually with a sense of loss or disadvantage; as, to bargain away one's birthright. "The heir . . . had somehow bargained away the estate."
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To sell bargains

  • to make saucy ( usually indelicate) repartees. Obs. Swift.
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To strike a bargain

  • to reach or ratify an agreement. "A bargain was struck." Macaulay.
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travel bargain

  • noun a bargain rate for travellers on commercial routes (usually air routes)
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