horse-trade horse-trade

Definition(s):

  • (v) negotiate with much give and take

Usage(s):

  1. To the execs, it was an efficient way to horse-trade information that they typically would share in various time-consuming, one-on-one conversations.
  2. But you don't horse-trade in an espionage case.
  3. The politicians haggle and horse-trade, but a budget eventually gets passed and life moves on.

News

  1. Seib & Wessel: What We’re Reading Friday

    Why the U.S. decided not to horse-trade with Russia over Syria's Assad, and more recommended reading from around the web.
    on September 6, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

  2. Confronting Syria: U.S. Chose Not to Horse-Trade With Russia

    Confronting Syria: U.S. Chose Not to Horse-Trade With Russia
    on September 6, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "There are so-called red-line issues for Russia," Mr Lavrov said in a speech at a Moscow's main university for international relations. "There, we cannot fail to react and we must stick to our position to the end. Russia does not horse-trade...
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. Blagojevich, in his opening statement to the House, reiterated his long-standing vow: "If you pass it, I won't sign it. If you pass it, I will veto it," Blagojevich said. "This is not an issue I'm prepared to horse-trade on."
    on May 9, 2007 By: Rod Blagojevich Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  3. "I asked my agents not to go in with me, because they wanted to see how much money they could get out of Roger, and I knew I wanted to horse-trade," Howard remembers.
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Ron Howard Source: Variety

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