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.
“Energy is used as precisely this bargaining chip,” Brown concedes.
Something to be offered, conceded, threatened, etc, in negotiations: He is using his information like a bargaining chip/ The boy isn't just a gambling chip, Walter
[1960s+; fr the chip used in gambling]