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Origin of give-and-take
Words nearby give-and-take
Example sentences from the Web for give-and-take
This would seem disastrous in the give-and-take of politics but it is in keeping with sectarian religious doctrine.The Tea Party Isn’t a Political Movement, It’s a Religious One|Jack Schwartz|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing, it seems, will budge them from their opposition to give-and-take of governance.
The give-and-take between them and Democrats yielded better remedies.
Once the positions are set, real negotiations would begin, with give-and-take on both sides.Baghdad Talks May Yield Progress on Iranian Nuclear Dispute|Michael Adler|May 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But it offends my sensibilities to watch the president throw in the towel before the give-and-take even begins anew.
She burst forth: You cant treat me in the spirit of equality, of give-and-take.Twos and Threes|G. B. Stern
The joy of buying bric-a-brac is a secondary delight; in the give-and-take of barter lies the joy of joys.Cousin Pons|Honore de Balzac
To Tom that seemed fair enough,––a give-and-take game of the rangeland.Rim o' the World|B. M. Bower
But of give-and-take, of meeting you half-way, of paying you back in your own conversational coin, he has little notion.Collections and Recollections|George William Erskine Russell
In his home and in the bank where he played his daily game of give-and-take, his reputation for veracity was enviable.The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for give-and-take
verb give and take (intr)
Idioms and Phrases with give-and-take
The practice of compromise, as in Every contract involves some give and take. This expression was first recorded in 1778, although the verbal idiom, to give and take, was used from the early 1500s.
Lively exchange of ideas or conversation, as in The legislature is famous for raucous give and take. [Second half of 1800s]