bargain away

phrasal verb

bargained away; bargaining away; bargains 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.

Examples of bargain away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Workers also want a 46% pay raise and restoration of some pension benefits bargained away during the Great Recession — but a shorter workweek, which has raised eyebrows, could help the industry and its workers transition to electric vehicle production. Joel Mathis, The Week, 30 Aug. 2023 That victory came about in part because the bill did not specify which programs would get the ax, but also because many Republican lawmakers expected, correctly, that much of the bill’s spending cuts would be bargained away in talks with the White House. David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2023

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“Bargain away.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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