trade something off (for something)


trade something off (for something)
ˌtrade sthˈoff (against/for sth) derived
to balance two things or situations that are opposed to each other

They were attempting to trade off inflation against unemployment.

related noun trade-off
Main entry:tradederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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