- bargaining chip
- nounleverage in the form of an inducement or a concession useful in successful negotiations• Hypernyms: ↑leverage
* * *noun, pl ⋯ chips [count]: something that can be used to gain an advantage when you are trying to make a deal or an agreement
The workers used the threat of a strike as a bargaining chip in their negotiations for a new contract.
* * *ˈbargaining chip [bargaining chip] (BrE also ˈbargaining counter) nouna fact or a thing that a person or a group of people can use to get an advantage for themselves when they are trying to reach an agreement with another group
Ownership of the land gives us a strong bargaining counter.
Should nuclear weapons be used as bargaining chips in arms negotiations?
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bargaining chip — ˈbargaining ˌchip noun [countable] something that can be used to your advantage during bargaining: • Management seemed intent on using potential purchases of new planes as a bargaining chip to win concessions from the pilots. * * * bargaining… … Financial and business terms
bargaining chip — bargaining chips N COUNT In negotiations with other people, a bargaining chip is something that you are prepared to give up in order to obtain what you want. Rubio suggests that oil be used as a bargaining chip in any trade talks. Syn: bargaining … English dictionary
bargaining chip — bargaining .chip especially AmE bargaining .counter BrE n something that one person or group in a business deal or political agreement has, that can be used to gain an advantage in the deal … Dictionary of contemporary English
bargaining chip — ☆ bargaining chip n. something which can be helpful in negotiation, specif. in eliciting a concession … English World dictionary
bargaining chip — UK [ˈbɑː(r)ɡənɪŋ ˌtʃɪp] / US [ˈbɑrɡənɪŋ ˌtʃɪp] noun [countable] Word forms bargaining chip : singular bargaining chip plural bargaining chips something that you can use to persuade someone to give you what you want … English dictionary
bargaining chip — Something to be offered. ► “Last week, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole offered auctions of digital spectrum as a billion dollar bargaining chip in the ongoing budget negotiations with the White House.” (Broadcasting & Cable, Jan. 8, 1996, p. 4) … American business jargon
(bargaining) chip — n. something to be used in negotiations. □ I want to use this incident as a bargaining chip in future negotiations. □ I need a few chips to use when we get down to drawing up the contract … Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions
bargaining chip — bar|gain|ing chip [ bargənıŋ ,tʃıp ] noun count something that you can use to persuade someone to give you what you want … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bargaining chip — bar′gaining chip n. cvb something, as a concession or inducement, that can be used in negotiating • Etymology: 1970–75 … From formal English to slang
bargaining chip — something, as a concession or inducement, that can be used in negotiating. [1970 75] * * * … Universalium