horse trade


noun

a shrewdly conducted exchange, as of favors or objects, usually resulting from or accompanied by very close bargaining.
an exchanging or trading of horses.

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Origin of horse trade

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

Definition for horse trade (2 of 2)

horse-trade
[ hawrs-treyd ]
/ ˈhɔrsˌtreɪd /

verb (used without object), horse-trad·ed, horse-trad·ing.

to bargain or trade shrewdly.

Origin of horse-trade

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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