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Meaning of “drive a hard bargain” in the English Dictionary

"drive a hard bargain" in British English

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drive a hard bargain

informal to ​expect a lot in ​exchange for what you ​pay or do
(Definition of drive a hard bargain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"drive a hard bargain" in American English

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drive a hard bargain

to ​stronglydefend a ​position that is very much to ​youradvantage when ​reaching an ​agreement: He ​drives a hard ​bargain, but we ​finally made a ​deal.
(Definition of drive a hard bargain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “drive a hard bargain”
in Chinese (Simplified) 极力讨价还价…
in Chinese (Traditional) 極力討價還價…
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