from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something, especially an inducement or concession, used as leverage in negotiations: "A bargaining chip is ultimately worthless if you're not willing to bargain it away” ( New Republic).
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- n. Something used as a leverage in negotiations.
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- n. leverage in the form of an inducement or a concession useful in successful negotiations
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With stop-lines well defined, the United States and South Vietnam would have possessed a tremendous bargaining chip in a high-stakes real estate game.