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English definition of “drive a hard bargain”

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drive a hard bargain

informal
to expect a lot in exchange for what you pay or do
Translations of “drive a hard bargain”
in Chinese (Traditional) 極力討價還價…
in Chinese (Simplified) 极力讨价还价…
(Definition of drive a hard bargain from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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