Origin of trade-off
Definition for trade off (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), trad·ed, trad·ing.
verb (used without object), trad·ed, trad·ing.
Origin of trade
British Dictionary definitions for trade off (1 of 2)
Word Origin for trade
British Dictionary definitions for trade off (2 of 2)
Culture definitions for trade off
Business or commerce; economic activity.
Idioms and Phrases with trade off (1 of 2)
Exchange one thing for another, especially as a compromise. For example, They were willing to trade off some vacation for the freedom to work flexible hours. This idiom gave rise to tradeoff for “an exchange.” [First half of 1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with trade off (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with trade
- trade down
- trade in
- trade off
- trade on
- trade up
- tricks of the trade