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  • v  negotiate with much give and take

  • 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.
  • But you don't horse-trade in an espionage case.
  • The politicians haggle and horse-trade, but a budget eventually gets passed and life moves on.

  • Sergey Lavrov in Melbourne Herald Sun
    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...
  • Rod Blagojevich in St. Louis Post-Dispatch
    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."
  • Ron Howard in Variety
    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.

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