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horse-tradingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈhɔːsˌtreɪ.dɪŋ/  us   /ˈhɔːrs-/ often disapproving
unofficialdiscussion in which ​people make agreements that ​provide both ​sides with ​advantages: There's been a lot of political horse-trading while the ​partiestry to ​form a ​government.
horse-trade
verb [I] uk   us   /-treɪd/ disapproving
(Definition of horse-trading from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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horse tradingnoun [U]

(or horse-trading) uk   us   informal
clever, and often difficult, discussions in which ​people or ​organizationstry to make a ​businessarrangement, and each ​tries to get something more favourable to them: There was much horse ​trading as the ​conferencetried to ​agreetargets for ​reducing greenhouse ​gasemissions.
(Definition of horse trading from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “horse-trading”
in Chinese (Simplified) (私下里进行的对双方都有好处的)讨价还价…
in Chinese (Traditional) (私下裡進行的對雙方都有好處的)討價還價…
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