horse trading


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horse trading

n
hard bargaining to obtain equal concessions by both sides in a dispute
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Noun1.horse trading - 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"
2.horse trading - negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining
negotiation, talks, dialogue - a discussion intended to produce an agreement; "the buyout negotiation lasted several days"; "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"; "talks between Israelis and Palestinians"
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