bargain away

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bargain away

:to lose or give up (something) as part of an agreement
  • The employees are concerned that the union will bargain away wage increases for less desirable benefits.

Word by Word Definitions

bargain play
  1. : an agreement between parties settling what each gives or receives in a transaction between them or what course of action or policy each pursues in respect to the other

  2. : something acquired by or as if by negotiating over the terms of a purchase, agreement, or contract

  3. : a transaction, situation, or event regarded in the light of its results

  1. : to negotiate over the terms of a purchase, agreement, or contract : haggle

  2. : to come to terms : agree

  3. : to bring to a desired level by bargaining

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


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