strike a bargain

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of strike a bargain

: to reach an agreement : make a deal
  • The union is trying to strike a bargain with the company.

Word by Word Definitions

strike play
  1. : to take a course : go

  2. : to aim and usually deliver a blow, stroke, or thrust (as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool)

  3. : to arrive with detrimental effect

  1. : a tool for smoothing a surface (as of a mold)

  2. : an act or instance of striking

  3. : a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demands made on an employer

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


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