drive a hard bargain

Definition of drive a hard bargain

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

driveplay
  1. :  to frighten or prod (game, cattle, etc.) into moving in a desired direction

    :  to go through (an area) driving game animals

    :  to carry on or through energetically

  1. :  an act of driving:

    :  a trip in a carriage or automobile

    :  an instance of collecting and moving animals (such as game or cattle) together in a desired direction

hardplay
  1. :  not easily penetrated :  not easily yielding to pressure

    :  not capable of being spread :  very firm

    :  having a harsh or acid taste

  1. :  with great or utmost effort or energy :  strenuously

    :  in a violent manner :  fiercely

    :  to an immoderate degree

bargainplay
  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

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

    :  an advantageous purchase

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

    :  to come to terms :  agree

    :  to bring to a desired level by bargaining


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