Origin of horse trading
Definition for horse trading (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), horse-trad·ed, horse-trad·ing.
Origin of horse-trade
British Dictionary definitions for horse trading
Idioms and Phrases with horse trading
Negotiation marked by hard bargaining and shrewd exchange. For example, The restaurant owner is famous for his horse trading; he's just exchanged a month of free dinners for a month of free television commercials. This expression alludes to the notorious shrewdness of horse traders, who literally bought and sold horses. [c. 1820]