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“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 strongly defend a position that is very much to your advantage 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)

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