at variance

at variance

/æt vˈɛɹiəns/
adjective
not in agreement with; different

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to bargain

to bargain

/ˈbɑɹɡən/, /ˈbɑɹɡɪn/
verb
to negotiate the terms and conditions of a contract, sale, or transaction for a better agreement, price, etc.

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bargaining

bargaining

/ˈbɑɹɡɪnɪŋ/
noun
discussions to come to an agreement on conditions, prices, etc.

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bargaining chip

bargaining chip

/bˈɑːɹɡɪnɪŋ tʃˈɪp/
noun
anything that gives an advantage to a person or group when trying to reach an agreement

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bargaining power

bargaining power

/bˈɑːɹɡɪnɪŋ pˈaʊɚ/
noun
the influence or power that a person or group has during discussions to reach an agreement that is to their advantage

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dialog

dialog

/ˈdaɪəɫɔɡ/
noun
a discussion between two groups or states, particularly one intended to resolve a problem

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difference

difference

/ˈdɪfɝəns/, /ˈdɪfɹəns/
noun
a disagreement on something

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different

different

/ˈdɪfɝənt/, /ˈdɪfɹənt/
adjective
not like another thing or person in form, quality, nature, etc.

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to discuss

to discuss

/dɪˈskəs/
verb
to talk or have a discussion about something with someone

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discussion

discussion

/dɪˈskəʃən/
noun
a conversation with someone about a serious subject

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to drive a hard bargain

to drive a hard bargain

/dɹˈaɪv ɐ hˈɑːɹd bˈɑːɹɡɪn/
phrase
to make an agreement to one's advantage by demanding a lot and offering very little

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to go against

to go against

/ɡˌoʊ ɐɡˈɛnst/
verb
to not be in agreement with something; to be opposite to something

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to hammer out

to hammer out

/hˈæmɚɹ ˈaʊt/
verb
to come to an agreement or reach a decision after much time and effort

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inconsistently

inconsistently

/ɪnkənsˈɪstəntli/
adverb
in a way that does not agree with something

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inconsistent

inconsistent

/ˌɪnkənˈsɪstənt/
adjective
(of two statements, etc.) not agreeing with one another

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to hash out

to hash out

/hˈæʃ ˈaʊt/
verb
to thoroughly discuss something in order for an agreement to be reached or a decision to be made

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to hold out for

to hold out for

/hˈoʊld ˈaʊt fɔːɹ/
verb
to not accept what has been offered in an agreement so that one can gain more than that

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horse trading

horse trading

/hˈɔːɹs tɹˈeɪdɪŋ/
noun
discussions intended to reach an agreement in which each side tries to gain as many advantages as possible

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negotiable

negotiable

/nəˈɡoʊʃəbəɫ/
adjective
able to be changed to discussed in order for an agreement to be reached

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to negotiate

to negotiate

/nəˈɡoʊʃiˌeɪt/, /nɪˈɡoʊʃiˌeɪt/
verb
to discuss the terms of an agreement or try to reach one

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negotiation

negotiation

/nɪˌɡoʊʃiˈeɪʃən/
noun
formal discussion intended to reach an agreement

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out of keeping with

out of keeping with

/ˌaʊɾəv kˈiːpɪŋ wɪð/
phrase
not in agreement with something; inappropriate in a specific situation

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out of kilter

out of kilter

/ˌaʊɾəv kˈɪltɚ/
phrase
not in agreement with; out of balance

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out of whack

out of whack

/ˌaʊɾəv wˈæk/
adjective
not corresponding to or agreeing with something else

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parley

parley

/ˈpɑɹɫi/
noun
a discussion in which opposing sides, usually enemies, try to reach an agreement

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to parley

to parley

/ˈpɑɹɫi/
verb
to discuss the terms of an agreement with an opposing side, usually an enemy

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red line

red line

/ɹˈɛd lˈaɪn/
noun
a limit or boundary that is unchangeable and should not be violated

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the negotiating table

the negotiating table

/nɪɡˈoʊʃɪˌeɪɾɪŋ tˈeɪbəl/
noun
a formal discussion in which people try to come to an agreement

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to talk over

to talk over

/tˈɔːk ˈoʊvɚ/
verb
to thoroughly discuss something, particularly in order for an agreement to be reached or a decision to be made

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