haggling haggling  /ˈhæ ɡə lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an instance of intense argument (as in bargaining)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In this economy, shoppers are haggling everywhere--even at big retail chains--and are coming out on top.
  2. The haggling and the hustling is simply humanity being itself.
  3. At Sim Lim Square especially, good deals can be had with some serious haggling, and many retailers will knock off a few extra dollars if you pay in cash.

News

  1. Border Deal Boosts Immigration’s Chances in the Senate

    It required hours of late-night haggling, heated disputes and a wonky economic white paper to emerge as an eleventh-hour savior. But Senate negotiators announced an agreement Thursday on an amendment that stiffens security along the southern border as part of a rewrite of U.S. immigration laws, clearing aside a primary obstacle and paving the way for passage through the chamber. The deal, which ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Swampland

  2. HYDROELECTRIC POWER

    Driving off a dealer’s lot in a shiny new car can be exhilarating, but the hours you might spend haggling to get to that point can be about as pleasant as a tax audit.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Sources: Bledsoe linchpin in Doc-Clips deal

    The proposed cross-country move of Doc Rivers from the Boston Celtics' bench to the Los Angeles Clippers' bench remained in limbo Sunday night because of the teams' ongoing haggling over prized young guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources with knowled
    on June 16, 2013     Source: ESPN

Quotes

  1. "Right now they are haggling," said technology analyst Rob Enderle. "Yahoo is not saying no at any price. They are saying the Microsoft offer is not strong enough."
    on Feb 11, 2008 By: Rob Enderle Source: BBC News

  2. "Content plans have gathered around our ideas, and instead of existential debates over value, now we're haggling over valuations," said Murdoch, who added that he had been visiting innovative research labs in Asia and the floor of the Consumer...
    on Feb 2, 2010 By: Rupert Murdoch Source: Broadcasting & Cable

  3. "How they didn't wrap Cooley up is beyond comprehension," said Marsh. "The ECB is an organisation that has a hell of a lot more money than almost anyone in world cricket and so you have to wonder why it was haggling over a contract extension....
    on Dec 11, 2006 By: Rod Marsh Source: guardian.co.uk

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