bargain something away

bargain something away
ˌbargain sthaˈway derived
to give sth away and not get sth of equal value in return

They felt that their leaders had bargained away their freedom.

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  • bargain away — [phrasal verb] bargain (something) away or bargain away (something) : to lose or give up (something) as part of an agreement The employees on strike are concerned that the union will bargain away wage increases for other less desirable benefits.… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • bargain — n. & v. n. 1 a an agreement on the terms of a transaction or sale. b this seen from the buyer s viewpoint (a bad bargain). 2 something acquired or offered cheaply. v.intr. (often foll. by with, for) discuss the terms of a transaction (expected… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Time bargain — Time Time, n.; pl. {Times}. [OE. time, AS. t[=i]ma, akin to t[=i]d time, and to Icel. t[=i]mi, Dan. time an hour, Sw. timme. [root]58. See {Tide}, n.] 1. Duration, considered independently of any system of measurement or any employment of terms… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bargainingchip — bar·gain·ing chip (bärʹgə nĭng) n. Something, especially an inducement or concession, used as leverage in negotiations: “A bargaining chip is ultimately worthless if you re not willing to bargain it away” (New Republic). * * * …   Universalium

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  • The Little Mermaid (1993 film) — Infobox Film name = The Little Mermaid director = Masakazu Higuchi Chinami Namba producer = Diane Eskenazi writer = Hans Christian Andersen (original author) Jack Olesker starring = distributor =GoodTimes Entertainment released=1993 (USA) runtime …   Wikipedia

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