bargain for


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bargain for

vb
(intr, preposition) to expect; anticipate (a style of behaviour, change in fortune, etc): he got more than he bargained for.
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bargain

noun
1. An act or state of agreeing between parties regarding a course of action:
2. An agreement, especially one involving a sale or exchange:
3. Something offered or bought at a low price:
Informal: buy, deal.
Slang: steal.
verb
1. To argue about the terms, as of a sale:
2. To enter into a formal agreement:
phrasal verb
bargain for or on
To look forward to confidently:
Informal: figure on.
Translations
يَتَوَقَّع، يَكونُ مُسْتَعِدّا لِ
být připraven napočítat s
reikna meî
aklına gelmekbeklemekummak

w>bargain for

vi +prep obj (inf: = expect) → rechnen mit, erwarten; I hadn’t bargained for thatdamit hatte ich nicht gerechnet; I got more than I bargained forich habe vielleicht mein blaues Wunder erlebt! (inf); (in argument also) → ich habe vielleicht eins draufbekommen! (inf)

bargain

(ˈbaːgin) noun
1. something bought cheaply and giving good value for money. This carpet was a real bargain.
2. an agreement made between people. I'll make a bargain with you.
verb
to argue about or discuss a price etc. I bargained with him and finally got the price down.
bargain for
to expect or take into consideration. I didn't bargain for everyone arriving at once.
References in classic literature ?
And on the rulers turned I my back, when I saw what they now call ruling: to traffic and bargain for power--with the rabble!
Moreover they had Grip in company; and when they must otherwise have changed the guinea, it was but to make him exhibit outside an alehouse door, or in a village street, or in the grounds or gardens of a mansion of the better sort, and scores who would have given nothing in charity, were ready to bargain for more amusement from the talking bird.
She always made a bargain for it, by holding up, as a statement of its just price, one finger less than the merchant held up, whatever his number might be.