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"horse-trading" in British English

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horse-tradingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈhɔːsˌtreɪ.dɪŋ/  us   /ˈhɔːrsˌtreɪ.dɪŋ/ 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   /ˈhɔːs.treɪd/  us   /ˈhɔːrs.treɪd/ disapproving
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"horse trading" in Business English

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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)
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