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horse trade

noun

Simple Definition of horse trade

  • : a clever and often secret agreement made by powerful people who are usually trying to get an advantage over others

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of horse trade

  1. :  negotiation accompanied by shrewd bargaining and reciprocal concessions <a political horse trade>

horse–trade intransitive verb
horse trader noun

1846

First Known Use of horse trade

1846


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