bargain for/on

bargain for/on
EXPECT, anticipate, be prepared for, allow for, plan for, reckon with, take into account/consideration, contemplate, imagine, envisage, foresee, predict; count on, rely on, depend on, bank on, plan on, reckon on; N. Amer. informal figure on.

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bargain for/on [phrasal verb]
bargain for/on (something) : to expect or plan on (something)

The Internet service is better than what we bargained for. [=better than we expected it to be]

No one bargained for the change in weather. = No one bargained on the weather changing.

They bargained on getting married after college.

He hadn't bargained on how his new position in the company would change the way people treated him. [=he was surprised by how his new position changed the way people treated him]

The job ended up being more than I had bargained for. [=more difficult than I had expected]

I got more than I bargained for when I signed up as a volunteer. [=being a volunteer was harder than I expected]

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Main Entry:bargain

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  • bargain for — bargain on a whole new roof is more than we bargained for Syn: expect, anticipate, be prepared for, allow for, plan for, reckon with, take into account, take into consideration, contemplate, imagine, envisage, foresee, predict; count on, rely on …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bargain for sth — UK US bargain for/on sth Phrasal Verb with bargain({{}}/ˈbɑːgɪn/ verb [I] ► to expect or be prepared for something: »We hadn t bargained on such a high rate of interest. »The strength of the opposition was rather more than she had bargained for.… …   Financial and business terms

  • bargain for/on sth — UK US bargain for/on sth Phrasal Verb with bargain({{}}/ˈbɑːgɪn/ verb [I] ► to expect or be prepared for something: »We hadn t bargained on such a high rate of interest. »The strength of the opposition was rather more than she had bargained for.… …   Financial and business terms

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  • bargain for — or[bargain on] {v.} To be ready for; expect. * /When John started a fight with the smaller boy he got more than he bargained for./ * /The final cost of building the house was much more than they had bargained on./ Compare: COUNT ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

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