strike a bargain


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

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Recent Examples on the Web To de-escalate this conflict, the two sides should strike a bargain: Western nonexpansion for Russian noninterference. Jennifer Lind, Foreign Affairs, 10 Feb. 2020 The Bakersfield Republican clinched the gavel in January by caving to the hard-line faction of his party, striking a bargain that allows a single member to force a vote to oust him as speaker. Courtney Subramanian, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2023 The resulting economic fallout spurred leaders on both sides to strike a bargain. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 22 Jan. 2021 His efforts to strike a bargain with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un to get rid of that country’s nuclear weapons and to rewrite trade rules with China to favor American interests both failed. Peter Baker, New York Times, 10 Apr. 2023 The Magus, as his name would suggest, has become obsessed with dark magic, and hopes to imprison the Angel of Death and strike a bargain to bring his son back to life. Alex Raiman,, 5 Aug. 2022 The details of the Cardinals’ $230 million contract extension with Kyler Murray proved that Jerry Jones did, indeed, strike a bargain. Dallas News, 27 July 2022 Its goal is to convince the airline to sit down at the table and strike a bargain, edging out Frontier. Andy Meek, BGR, 17 May 2022 Lawmakers used that leverage to strike a bargain with the mining industry and its allies in the spring to create a new excise tax that would go toward the state’s education budget instead of its general fund. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 22 Sep. 2021

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