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English definition of “horse-trading”

horse-trading

noun [U] uk   /ˈhɔːsˌtreɪ.dɪŋ/ us    /ˈhɔːrs-/ often disapproving
unofficial discussion in which people make agreements that provide both sides with advantages: There's been a lot of political horse-trading while the parties try to form a government.Debate and discussion
horse-trade
verb [I] uk   /-treɪd/ disapproving us  
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