bargaining counter

bargaining counter
bargaining counter UK [ˈbɑː(r)ɡənɪŋ ˌkaʊntə(r)] US [ˈbɑrɡənɪŋ ˌkaʊntər] noun [countable] [singular bargaining counter plural bargaining counters] british
a bargaining chip
Thesaurus: methods used to persuade someonesynonym

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ˈbargaining chip [bargaining chip] (BrE also ˈbargaining counter) noun
a fact or a thing that a person or a group of people can use to get an advantage for themselves when they are trying to reach an agreement with another group

Ownership of the land gives us a strong bargaining counter.

Should nuclear weapons be used as bargaining chips in arms negotiations?

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  • bargaining counter — bar|gain|ing count|er [ bargənıŋ ,kauntər ] noun count BRITISH a BARGAINING CHIP …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bargaining chip — ˈbargaining ˌchip noun [countable] something that can be used to your advantage during bargaining: • Management seemed intent on using potential purchases of new planes as a bargaining chip to win concessions from the pilots. * * * bargaining… …   Financial and business terms

  • bargaining chip — bargaining chips N COUNT In negotiations with other people, a bargaining chip is something that you are prepared to give up in order to obtain what you want. Rubio suggests that oil be used as a bargaining chip in any trade talks. Syn: bargaining …   English dictionary

  • bargaining chip — bargaining .chip especially AmE bargaining .counter BrE n something that one person or group in a business deal or political agreement has, that can be used to gain an advantage in the deal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bargaining chip — noun leverage in the form of an inducement or a concession useful in successful negotiations • Hypernyms: ↑leverage * * * noun, pl ⋯ chips [count] : something that can be used to gain an advantage when you are trying to make a deal or an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • counter — coun‧ter [ˈkaʊntə ǁ ər] noun [countable] 1. COMMERCE the place where you are served in a shop, bank etc: • Please pay at the checkout counter. ˈtrade ˌcounter COMMERCE a part of a shop, factory, or website where a business can buy goods for less… …   Financial and business terms

  • bargaining — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ hard ▪ There will be some hard bargaining before an agreement is reached. ▪ collective ▪ Unions were insistent on the right to collective bargaining. ▪ institutional …   Collocations dictionary

  • counter — 1. n. 1 a a long flat topped fitment in a shop, bank, etc., across which business is conducted with customers. b a similar structure used for serving food etc. in a cafeteria or bar. 2 a a small disc used for keeping the score etc. esp. in table… …   Useful english dictionary

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