horse trading

noun

Definition of horse trading

:the making by powerful people of a clever and often secret agreement usually for the purpose of getting an advantage over others
  • political horse trading

Word by Word Definitions

horse play
  1. : a large solid-hoofed herbivorous ungulate mammal (Equus caballus, family Equidae, the horse family) domesticated since prehistoric times and used as a beast of burden, a draft animal, or for riding

  2. : racehorse

  3. : a male horse

  1. : to provide with a horse (see horse 1a(1))

  2. : to move by brute force

  3. : to be in heat or estrus

  1. : of or relating to a horse (see horse 1a(1))

  2. : hauled or powered by a horse

  3. : large or coarse of its kind

trade play trading
  1. : the business of buying and selling or bartering commodities : commerce

  2. : business, market

  3. : dealings between persons or groups

  1. : to give one thing in exchange for another

  2. : to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods

  3. : to make one's purchases : shop

  1. : of, relating to, or used in trade

  2. : intended for or limited to persons in a business or industry

  3. : serving others in the same business rather than the ultimate user or consumer


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