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English definition of “bargaining chip”

bargaining chip

noun [C]     (UK also bargaining counter)
something that someone else wants that you are willing to lose in order to reach an agreement: Missiles were used as a bargaining chip in negotiations for economic aid.Diplomacy and mediation
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