give-and-take give-and-take


  1. (n) an exchange of views on some topic
  2. (n) light teasing repartee
  3. (n) mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)


  1. Campaign officials expect Garin to work on bringing consistency to a message that has been too focused on the daily give-and-take between their candidate and Barack Obama.
  2. In part, his advisers have since concluded, the difficulty stems from the natural give-and-take of the legislative process and how it plays out in the media.
  3. The first meeting of Ford with Carey and Mayor Abraham Beame last May was more confrontation than give-and-take.



  • "They (South Carolinians) don't want to see this backbiting, bitter give-and-take that we're beginning to see more and more of, especially from the Clinton campaign. It's wrong. everybody knows it's wrong and it's got to stop," Daschle told...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Tom Daschle Source: Guardian Unlimited

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