bargain down


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bargain down persuade the seller to accept a lower price "She beat the merchant down $100"
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In literature:

I was tired of being haggled over, like marked-down goods on a bargain-counter.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
Am I to stand rammin' me bargains down yer throats like wagon wheels?
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
To the skipper of this craft he betook himself, and bargained to be set down unostentatiously in Minorca.
"The Recipe for Diamonds" by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne
I expected him to protest, to bargain, and beat the lady down.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
There are mediators, who bargain and haggle, up and down, till at last they come to an agreement.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
You came down meaning to make a good bargain out of me, and I hope you are satisfied?
"The Sapphire Cross" by George Manville Fenn
Going down the gangway they bargained with the natives, giving little articles in exchange for fruit.
"Maori and Settler" by G. A. Henty
Herr Merckel, down in the village, charges a thaler a pound for meat, and swears at me into the bargain.
"Regina or the Sins of the Fathers" by Hermann Sudermann
Sixty quid down for two letters to the young woman, that was the bargain.
"Footsteps of Fate" by Louis Couperus
It was good as a reason for refusing, when a buyer or seller down in the vale, to seal a bargain with a dram.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine" by Various

In poetry:

And bidding tanners up and down,
Bargaining for a deal,
Naked skin for empty skin,
Clothes against a meal.
"A Dressed Man" by George Orwell

In news:

It's no secret that home buyers can grab real-estate bargains during an economic down cycle.
A convicted felon who got a favorable plea bargain after helping Pierce County authorities crack down on the Hilltop Crips street gang is back in jail, facing charges of dealing drugs and gun theft.
While most New Yorkers were scarfing down turkey and pumpkin pie, others got a head start yesterday on snapping up bargains from.
A bargain is always a satisfying feeling - unless, of course, the bargain is part of a corporate plan to mark up , then down, prices.
Attorney General Anne Milgram issued a directive Wednesday barring municipal prosecutors from offering bargain-down deals to provisional drivers.
Sarah Ferguson sits down with personal financial expert Suze Orman and ends up with knowledge more valuable than she bargained for.
From the start of this school year, when members of 438 NYSUT locals were working under expired contracts, collective bargaining agreements in recent months have whittled that number down to 365.
You see a lot of nutty things driving down the freeway in any major city, but morning passengers on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles got more than they bargained for when a man decided to take a nude stroll on the side of the road on Tuesday.
Proposal 2, the campaign to protect working families, really boils down to a question of protecting collective bargaining rights.
Breaking down Michigan's Proposal 2 which would uphold collective bargaining .
A Wisconsin judge on Friday struck down nearly all of the state law championed by Gov Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.
The controversial law that curbed the collective bargaining rights of public employees in Wisconsin has been struck down by Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas.
Instead, a Wisconsin judge struck down the controversial law, which would have ended collective bargaining for most public workers in that state.
MADISON, Wis.--A Wisconsin judge has struck down the state law championed by Gov Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers.
Judge strikes down law curbing collective bargaining for public workers.