bargaining chip


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bar·gain·ing chip

(bär′gə-nĭng)
n.
Something, especially an inducement or concession, used as leverage in negotiations.

bar′gaining chip`


n.
something, as a concession or inducement, that can be used in negotiating.
[1970–75]
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Noun1.bargaining chip - leverage in the form of an inducement or a concession useful in successful negotiations
leverage - strategic advantage; power to act effectively; "relatively small groups can sometimes exert immense political leverage"
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