horse-trade


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horse-trad·ing

(hôrs′trā′dĭng)
n.
Negotiation characterized by hard bargaining and shrewd exchange: political horse-trading.

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

horse-trade

vb (intr)
to buy and sell horsesto negotiate or bargain boldly and effectively
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.horse-trade - negotiate with much give and take
negociate - confer with another in order to come to terms or reach an agreement; "The parties negociated all night"
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A split parliament would mean the parties having to horse-trade seats in the cabinet between them, meaning we could then move towards a true representative democracy.