Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “drive a hard bargain”

drive a hard bargain

to strongly defend a position that is very much to your advantage when reaching an agreement : He drives a hard bargain , but we finally made a deal .
(Definition of drive a hard bargain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “drive a hard bargain” in other dictionaries

Translations of “drive a hard bargain”

Word of the Day


a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More