something, as a concession or inducement, that can be used in negotiating.
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How to use bargaining chip in a sentence
Commissioner Fred Kosmo said in last week’s meeting that all the District 9 tweaking left him feeling like underrepresented communities were being treated as “bargaining chips.”
Beijing had always denied the two cases were linked, but the timing of their release fuels Western accusations that the men were bargaining chips, held to help secure Meng’s eventual release.Washington's Release of Meng Wanzhou Caps Two Weeks of Diplomatic Moves on China | Charlie Campbell / Shanghai | September 28, 2021 | Time
Remote work is already a bargaining chip in job recruiting and negotiations, says Hackston.Meet the introverts who are dreading a return to normal | Roxanne Roberts | April 10, 2021 | Washington Post
Now researchers at Northwestern University are suggesting new ways to redress this power imbalance by treating our collective data as a bargaining chip.How to poison the data that Big Tech uses to surveil you | Karen Hao | March 5, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Many men withhold it as a bargaining chip for civil divorce proceedings.
That victory for the tab became a bargaining chip in all future dealings with the superstar.
“Energy is used as precisely this bargaining chip,” Brown concedes.
Barack Obama may have a new bargaining chip in negotiations over the debt limit.Keystone Report May Allow Obama To Make Debt Limit Deal | Ben Jacobs | February 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Gun control advocates have told me the assault weapons ban was intended to be a bargaining chip.
Instead of seeing it as a bargaining chip, perhaps we should treat the GOP proposal as a serious governing document.