horse trade

noun
1.
a shrewdly conducted exchange, as of favors or objects, usually resulting from or accompanied by very close bargaining.
2.
an exchanging or trading of horses.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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horse-trade

[hawrs-treyd]
verb (used without object), horse-traded, horse-trading.
to bargain or trade shrewdly.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism

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If they weren't prepared to horse trade for these two requests, they should never call me back.
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