horse-trade

Definitions

  • A PROFITABLE HORSE TRADE
    A PROFITABLE HORSE TRADE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v horse-trade negotiate with much give and take
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DECIDING A HORSE TRADE DECIDING A HORSE TRADE

Idioms

Horse trading - Horse trading is an idiom used to describe negotiations, especially where these are difficult and involve a lot of compromise.
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Usage

In literature:

Gordon himself was too full of interest in the horse trade to remark anything.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
You are not going to horse-racing and horse-trading.
"The Measure of a Man" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
All the city's trade in horses, camels, and cattle was done here.
"Morocco" by S.L. Bensusan
Horse-trading had sharpened his wits to a razor-edge and dire necessity and hunger had kept those wits keen.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
The Saints traded their farms for horses and wagons in which to get away.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
There they traded their oxen for a team of horses.
"A Man for the Ages" by Irving Bacheller
These imports are computed to amount to about 70,000 horse-loads in quantity, while the transit trade to Bosnia is estimated at 50,000 more.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
The Northern Plains Indians used to journey to them and trade for horses.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
I believe the horse trade is better, and a great deal more safe than the slave.
"Secret Band of Brothers" by Jonathan Harrington Green
He came home fully determined that I must trade my Christmas gift for a more sensible horse.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
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In news:

6000 acres between sutherlin and roseburg that blm got in a trade it is for horse back hiking and mountian biking a different kind of country for hiking.
"House Calls" – Troy Boys Coach Jeff Sitterly's Stable features three horses who have less than 24 hours to trade in cleats for sneaks.
Rod Blagojevich says all he's guilty of is some 'political horse trading ' and that if that's a crime, prosecutors need to charge every politician in America.
'Buck': A master horse trainer plies his trade.
THE most intriguing, and possibly most fateful, news of last week could not be found in the health care horse-trading in Congress, or in the international zoo at the United Nations, or in the Iran slapdown in Pittsburgh.
That would allow enclaves to define their destiny without horse-trading.
Congress is on track to pass a budget bill and avoid a government shutdown, but Republicans and Democrats are still horse trading over a bill to extend the payroll tax cut.
And the horse trading over.
The horse-trading, logrolling and back-scratching necessary to move the needle in the Senate are not among Corker 's favorite activities.
All farces exaggerate but Mamet goes too far without generating enough laughs in skewering such time-honored bipartisan practices as wheeling, dealing, horse-trading, deception, betrayal and extortion.
Handsome Mike, the longest shot in the seven-horse field at 19-1, traded the lead with Alpha throughout before winning the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by two lengths Saturday at Parx Racing in Bensalem.
The young men and women will trade their horses for taxis as they leave their homes for the first time to try out life in one of the biggest, greatest cities in the world.
Handsome Mike, the longest shot in the seven-horse field at 19-1, traded the lead with Alpha throughout before winning the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by two lengths Saturday at Parx Racing in Bensalem.
Ivanishvili, however, now faces the unenviable task of horse-trading for government posts among a motley assortment of nationalists, seasoned oppositionists, and ambitious pro-Western reformers who came up in the Saakashvili era.
Fair Trade-certified, organic Kicking Horse Coffee has the perfect kick of flavor to awaken you and.
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