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bargaining chipnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbɑː.ɡɪ.nɪŋ ˌtʃɪp/  us   /ˈbɑːr.ɡɪ.nɪŋ ˌtʃɪp/ (UK also bargaining counter)
something that someone else wants that you are willing to lose in order to reach an agreement: Missiles were used as a bargaining chip in negotiations for economic aid.
(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: Union leaders used the threat of a strike during the busy season 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 bargaining chip 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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