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Origin of horse trading
Words nearby horse trading
Example sentences from the Web for horse trading
Israeli politics will now devolve into a fierce period of horse-trading, double dealing, and speculation.
The word "horse-trading" in politics is not meant to be understood literally after all.
Andrew Roberts on the horse-trading ahead—and the financial Armageddon to come.
The leadership may have to dangle choice committee assignments to complete the steal, and engage in other kinds of horse-trading.
The preacher who led the meeting is saturated with tobacco and addicted to horse-trading and worldly foolish jesting.Birth of a Reformation|Andrew Byers
Rome began as a thousand American cities have done, by being a convenient place for barter and horse-trading.The Story of Mankind|Hendrik Van Loon
The former make an open business of horse-trading, and the latter of public-dancing, singing, and fortune-telling.Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia|Maturin M. Ballou
Jasper went out and into the dining-room conducted the horse-trading preacher.The Starbucks|Opie Percival Read
They indulged in horse-trading and played politics to a certain extent, but the lines of demarcation were sharper.Ten From Infinity|Paul W. Fairman
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]