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give-and-take

[giv-uh n-teyk] /ˈgɪv ənˈteɪk/
noun
1.
the practice of dealing by compromise or mutual concession; cooperation.
2.
good-natured exchange of talk, ideas, etc.
Origin of give-and-take
1760-1770
First recorded in 1760-70
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  • To Tom that seemed fair enough,––a give-and-take game of the rangeland.

    Rim o' the World B. M. Bower
  • But in give-and-take, as one might say, you are igstreamly droll.

    Two Sides of the Face Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • But perhaps this give-and-take of lovers may seem attractive to some.

  • Let it be a case, then, of give-and-take between us, and the rest of the gods will follow our lead.

    The Iliad Homer
  • You haven't yet learned the team play, the give-and-take of diplomacy.

    The Yillian Way John Keith Laumer
British Dictionary definitions for give-and-take

give-and-take

noun
1.
mutual concessions, shared benefits, and cooperation
2.
a smoothly flowing exchange of ideas and talk
verb (intransitive)
3.
to make mutual concessions
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