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English definition of “horse-trading”

horse-trading

noun [U]     /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     /-treɪd/ verb [I] disapproving
(Definition of horse-trading noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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