horse trade

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Negotiation characterized by hard bargaining and shrewd exchange: political horse-trading.

horse trade n.
horse′-trade′ v.
horse trader n.

horse′ trade`

1. a shrewdly conducted exchange, as of favors or objects, usu. involving close bargaining.
2. an exchanging or trading of horses.
[1840–50, Amer.]
horse′-trade`, v.i. -trad•ed, -trad•ing.
horse′-trad`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: trade - the swapping of horses (accompanied by much bargaining)
barter, swap, swop, trade - an equal exchange; "we had no money so we had to live by barter"
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