from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Negotiation characterized by hard bargaining and shrewd exchange: political horse-trading.
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- n. Alternative spelling of horsetrading.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining
- n. the swapping of horses (accompanied by much bargaining)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
But under a mandated need to balance spending, the inevitable horse-trading would likely default to cutting defense while ducking fights on domestic programs.
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.
Does that solve the “Act of Congress” problem, transforming otherwise illegal conduct into legal horse-trading?
Likewise, political positions are not there to be used as horse-trading favours, but are there for the good of the people.
There would be still be the need for the horse-trading.
Imagine the horse-trading that would lead up tothat.