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bargaining chip

noun [C]
 
 
(UK also bargaining counter)
something that you offer to give to someone else when you are trying to reach an agreement with them, in order to reach a deal or get an advantage for yourself: The Secretary of State announced $100 million of new funding as a new bargaining chip in the negotiations.
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