bargain for something


bargain for something
ˈbargain for/on sth derived
(usually in negative sentences) to expect sth to happen and be prepared for it

We hadn't bargained for this sudden change in the weather.

When he agreed to answer a few questions,

he got more than he bargained for (= he got more questions, or more difficult ones, than he had expected)

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\bargain for something doing sth

I didn't bargain on finding them here as well.

\bargain for something sb doing sth

I hadn't bargained on them being here.

Main entry:bargainderived

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  • bargain on something — ˈbargain for/on sth derived (usually in negative sentences) to expect sth to happen and be prepared for it • We hadn t bargained for this sudden change in the weather. • When he agreed to answer a few questions, he got more than he bargained for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bargain for/on — EXPECT, anticipate, be prepared for, allow for, plan for, reckon with, take into account/consideration, contemplate, imagine, envisage, foresee, predict; count on, rely on, depend on, bank on, plan on, reckon on; N. Amer. informal figure on. →… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bargain for sth — UK US bargain for/on sth Phrasal Verb with bargain({{}}/ˈbɑːgɪn/ verb [I] ► to expect or be prepared for something: »We hadn t bargained on such a high rate of interest. »The strength of the opposition was rather more than she had bargained for.… …   Financial and business terms

  • bargain for/on sth — UK US bargain for/on sth Phrasal Verb with bargain({{}}/ˈbɑːgɪn/ verb [I] ► to expect or be prepared for something: »We hadn t bargained on such a high rate of interest. »The strength of the opposition was rather more than she had bargained for.… …   Financial and business terms

  • bargain for — or bargain on PHRASAL VERB: usu with brd neg If you have not bargained for or bargained on something that happens, you did not expect it to happen and so feel surprised or worried by it. [V P n] The effects of this policy were more than the… …   English dictionary

  • (a) keen eye for something — a keen eye for something phrase an ability to notice and recognize something My friend’s a tireless shopper with a keen eye for a bargain. Thesaurus: intelligence, intuition and ability to understandsynonym someone who is intelligent or well… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have a nose for something — have a nose for (something) informal to be good at finding a particular kind of thing. Like any good newspaper journalist, she has a nose for a good story. He s always finding things in the sales. He seems to have a nose for a bargain …   New idioms dictionary

  • a keen eye for something — an ability to notice and recognize something My friend s a tireless shopper with a keen eye for a bargain …   English dictionary

  • have an eye for something — have an eye for sth idiom to be able to judge if things look attractive, valuable, etc • I ve never had much of an eye for fashion. • She has an eye for a bargain. Main entry: ↑eyeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bargain away — [phrasal verb] bargain (something) away or bargain away (something) : to lose or give up (something) as part of an agreement The employees on strike are concerned that the union will bargain away wage increases for other less desirable benefits.… …   Useful english dictionary