Some bargaining went on—more judgments against Jerry Lee, more liens.
And yet, the owners have now, twice, asked for an extension to the expiration date of the Current bargaining Agreement.
That victory for the tab became a bargaining chip in all future dealings with the superstar.
Instead of seeing it as a bargaining chip, perhaps we should treat the GOP proposal as a serious governing document.
IDF fears they will be kidnapped to be used as bargaining chips.
"You'll pay me cash, of course," Captain Dove stipulated, as though he had been bargaining about a charter-party.
The card-players have plunged suddenly in medias res of bargaining.
It was his ultimatum as regards price and its acceptance—they had been bargaining all the time.
And he, ‘I do not feel like chaffering and bargaining this morning.’
I paid a month in advance without any bargaining, and in a day I had settled in my new lodging.
late 14c., from Old French bargaignier (12c., Modern French barguigner) "to haggle over the price," perhaps from Frankish *borganjan "to lend" or some other Germanic source, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *borgan (cf. Old High German borgen; Old English borgian, source of borrow). Another suggestion is that the French word comes from Late Latin barca "a barge," because it "carries goods to and fro." There are difficulties with both suggestions. Related: Bargained; bargaining.
mid-14c., "business transaction or agreement," also "that which is acquired by bargaining," from Old French bargaine, from bargaignier (see bargain (v.)). Meaning "article priced for special sale" is from 1899. A bargain basement (1899) originally was a basement floor in a store where bargains were displayed.