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bargain for/on sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with bargain   /ˈbɑː.ɡɪn/ us    /ˈbɑːr-/
to expect or be prepared for something: We hadn't bargained on such a long wait. The strength of opposition to the project was more than she'd bargained for.
Translations of “bargain for/on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 期待, 預計到, 準備好…
in Russian ожидать чего-либо…
in Turkish herşeye hazırlıklı olmak, hesaba katmak, ummak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 期待, 预计到, 准备好…
in Polish spodziewać się czegoś…
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