One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Make a bargain; agree to a deal.
- ‘It was this conviction that armed them in 1648, having failed to strike a bargain with the king, to purge the parliament, execute the king, and establish a Commonwealth, ‘without a king and House of Lords’.’
- ‘But she believed, particularly in smaller independent shops, it could be worth trying to strike a bargain.’
- ‘Rather than being concerned with what crimes were actually committed and the procedural rules about inclusion, they are concerned to strike a bargain.’
- ‘‘I promise I'll listen too you if you promise to get off of me,’ I said hoping to strike a bargain with him that would be more beneficial to me at the moment.’
- ‘Let's strike a bargain: I won't call you ‘Cat’ or ‘Sir Jinx’ if you won't call me ‘Worm’.’
- ‘But the advice I'd give to anybody thinking of doing the same thing is: you must strike a bargain that's beneficial to both sides and get planning permission before you buy.’
- ‘When I try to strike a bargain with someone else, and especially when I try to hold down a regular job, I need to try to meet other people's needs instead of just bleating about my own.’
- ‘‘Miss Lyttle,’ he finally began, ‘let's strike a bargain, shall we?’’
- ‘Now ’, she said, ‘It looks like we could strike a bargain.’’
- ‘The final chapter has Neo finally coming face to face with the supreme power of the Machine world, the Deus Ex Machina, and strike a bargain that is the only hope for a dying world.’
- ‘Despite the difficult talks that lie ahead, both banks have considerable incentives to strike a bargain.’
- ‘I might strike a bargain, but only if the penalty wasn't too great.’
- ‘I will not strike a bargain with a demonic being then attempt to double-cross it simply because I feel like being contrary.’
- ‘To Powell the pragmatists, this is evidence that North Korea's government is willing to strike a bargain in return for its continued existence.’
- ‘‘Not only can she reason,’ said the Lord, ‘She can carry an argument, and strike a bargain with the best.’’
- ‘They're not really visible from where you are - as if you are a blind person trying to strike a bargain with someone on the other side of the table.’
- ‘And we have to accept the reality that we can't strike a bargain in a high-profile manner.’
- ‘You can strike a bargain with a school for special arrangements to be made for the good of any particular newcomer.’
- ‘So, cable channels needn't strike a bargain with the FCC in order to operate.’
- ‘Each fruit is sold according to its size and a minimum price is Rs.20, though in some areas, it is possible to strike a bargain for small melons for half that much.’
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