drive a hard bargain

idiom

: to be very determined to get what one wants when discussing something and especially a business deal
You drive a hard bargain, but I'll accept your terms.

Examples of drive a hard bargain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Breeo may have invented the double wall fire pit, but the folks at Solo Stove drive a hard bargain with their latest Bonfire 2.0 portable fire pit. Kurt Spurlock, Men's Health, 27 Dec. 2022 Netanyahu is likely to wrap up talks within that time, but Religious Zionism is expected to drive a hard bargain for its support. Tia Goldenberg, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Nov. 2022 Danny Ainge will surely drive a hard bargain in these trade talks, and this could ultimately come down to whether or not Chicago is willing to include Patrick Williams. Jason Patt, Forbes, 30 June 2022 Shooting was held up when the agent for one of the performers, an elephant, opted to drive a hard bargain. Brent Lang, Variety, 1 Jan. 2022 Soner Cagaptay, the Turkish research program director at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said that Ankara can drive a hard bargain but had limited options. Jessica Donati, WSJ, 11 June 2021

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“Drive a hard bargain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drive%20a%20hard%20bargain. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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