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"bargaining chip" in British English

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bargaining chipnoun [C]

uk   us   (UK also bargaining counter)
something that someone ​elsewants that you are ​willing to ​lose in ​order to ​reach an ​agreement: Missiles were used as a ​bargainingchip in ​negotiations for ​economicaid.
(Definition of bargaining chip from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bargaining chip" in American English

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bargaining chipnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɑr·ɡə·nɪŋ tʃɪp/
something that one ​side can use to ​persuade the other ​side to ​reach an ​agreement: Unionleaders used the ​threat of a ​strike during the ​busyseason as a bargaining chip.
(Definition of bargaining chip from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bargaining chip" in Business English

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bargaining chipnoun [C]

uk   us   (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 ​bargainingchip in the ​negotiations.
(Definition of bargaining chip from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bargaining chip”
in Chinese (Simplified) (为达成协议的)筹码…
in Chinese (Traditional) (為達成協議的)籌碼…
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