drive a hard bargain

drive a hard bargain
drive a hard bargain
to work hard to negotiate prices or agreements in one's own favor. •

All right, sir, you drive a hard bargain. I'll sell you this car for $12,450.

You drive a hard bargain, Jane, but I'll sign the contract.

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Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • drive a hard bargain — To bargain vigorously and uncompromisingly before coming to an agreement • • • Main Entry: ↑bargain * * * be uncompromising in making a deal * * * drive a hard bargain ◇ If you drive a hard bargain, you do not agree easily to what other people… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive a hard bargain — See: DRIVE A BARGAIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drive a hard bargain — ► to expect a lot in exchange for what you pay or agree to: »The unions are driving a hard bargain on pay. Main Entry: ↑drive …   Financial and business terms

  • drive a hard bargain — ► drive a hard bargain press forcefully for a deal in one s favour. Main Entry: ↑bargain …   English terms dictionary

  • drive a hard bargain — to demand a lot or refuse to give much when making an agreement with someone. I m impressed that you got Ј2000 for that car. You certainly drive a hard bargain …   New idioms dictionary

  • drive a hard bargain —    A person who drives a hard bargain always makes sure they gain advantage in a business deal.     Be prepared for tough negotiations with Dan. He drives a hard bargain …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • drive a hard bargain — conclude a bargain without making any concessions Although he drives a hard bargain I like doing business with him …   Idioms and examples

  • drive a hard bargain — pay a low price, negotiate firmly    When buying land, Cal drives a hard bargain. He pays low prices …   English idioms

  • drive\ a\ hard\ bargain — See: drive a bargain …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drive a hard bargain — be uncompromising in making a deal. → bargain …   English new terms dictionary

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