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bargaining chip


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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. leverage in the form of an inducement or a concession useful in successful negotiations


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