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English definition of “bargain for/on sth ”

bargain for/on sth

phrasal verb with bargain     /ˈbɑːɡɪn/ verb [I]
to expect or be prepared for something: We hadn't bargained on such a high rate of interest . The strength of the opposition was rather more than she had bargained for. → Compare barter, haggle
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