drive a hard bargain

drive a hard bargain
drive a hard bargain
To bargain vigorously and uncompromisingly before coming to an agreement
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Main Entry:bargain

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be uncompromising in making a deal

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drive a hard bargain
◇ If you drive a hard bargain, you do not agree easily to what other people want and are very determined to get what you want when you are discussing what will be done, especially in a business deal.

You drive a hard bargain, but I'll accept your terms.

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Main Entry:bargain
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drive a hard bargain — see bargain, 1
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Main Entry:drive
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drive a hard bargain — see bargain, 1
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Main Entry:hard

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drive/strike a hard ˈbargain idiom
to argue in an aggressive way and force sb to agree on the best possible price or arrangement
Main entry:hardidiom

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  • drive a hard bargain — See: DRIVE A BARGAIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drive a hard bargain — See: DRIVE A BARGAIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • drive a hard bargain — ► drive a hard bargain press forcefully for a deal in one s favour. Main Entry: ↑bargain …   English terms dictionary

  • drive a hard bargain — to demand a lot or refuse to give much when making an agreement with someone. I m impressed that you got Ј2000 for that car. You certainly drive a hard bargain …   New idioms dictionary

  • drive a hard bargain —    A person who drives a hard bargain always makes sure they gain advantage in a business deal.     Be prepared for tough negotiations with Dan. He drives a hard bargain …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • drive a hard bargain — conclude a bargain without making any concessions Although he drives a hard bargain I like doing business with him …   Idioms and examples

  • drive a hard bargain — pay a low price, negotiate firmly    When buying land, Cal drives a hard bargain. He pays low prices …   English idioms

  • drive\ a\ hard\ bargain — See: drive a bargain …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drive a hard bargain — be uncompromising in making a deal. → bargain …   English new terms dictionary

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