Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Negotiation characterized by hard bargaining and shrewd exchange.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of horsetrading.

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

  • noun negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining
  • noun the swapping of horses (accompanied by much bargaining)

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Examples

  • He was not going to conduct his presidency through interest groups, by balancing one constituency against another and engaging in the customary horse-trading on the Hill.

    The Good Fight

  • He was not going to conduct his presidency through interest groups, by balancing one constituency against another and engaging in the customary horse-trading on the Hill.

    The Good Fight

  • He was not going to conduct his presidency through interest groups, by balancing one constituency against another and engaging in the customary horse-trading on the Hill.

    The Good Fight

  • Does that solve the “Act of Congress” problem, transforming otherwise illegal conduct into legal horse-trading?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » It’s Not the Crime, It’s the Cover-Up — Sestak Edition

  • If President Viktor Yanukovych satisfies Europe's call for Ms. Tymoshenko's release, he will be seen as horse-trading rather than truly remedying a flawed judicial process.

    Isolation Won't Heal Ukraine's Democratic Deficit

  • They devise double-date bidding races 2018 and 2022 to multiply the opportunities for horse-trading; and they ignore the merits of the bids themselves to send a World Cup to Qatar, a tiny Gulf state with brutal summer temperatures, in return for bribes – it is alleged – in relation to a number of executive committee members.

    Greed of Fifa's cronies is putting the World Cup in peril | Paul Hayward

  • But the Democrats cannot agree to the Republicans' absolutist demands, in part because the arithmetic of deficit reduction does not work without tax increases and cuts in defence spending, in part because they passionately believe that with taxes the lowest for 50 years, the US's rich should share in the pain and in part because in any human exchange there is an element of horse-trading.

    What hope is there for us if America is driven to the brink of meltdown? | Will Hutton

  • Likewise, political positions are not there to be used as horse-trading favours, but are there for the good of the people.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » It’s Not the Crime, It’s the Cover-Up — Sestak Edition

  • With core issues resolved, this is the time for horse-trading of what's left on the table, meaning an opportunity for concessions to be made and an opportunity for emotions to run high yet again.

    Andrew Brandt: Getting to Yes: NFL Deal Close

  • But under a mandated need to balance spending, the inevitable horse-trading would likely default to cutting defense while ducking fights on domestic programs.

    GOP Balancing Act

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