One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Exchange something of value, especially as part of a compromise.‘the government traded off economic advantages for political gains’
- ‘They come and they take the pins that I get because I'm smart enough to get more than one of each country so I can trade them off.’
- ‘Traumatised employees and relatively small financial losses are traded off against the greater expense of added security and extended care for staff.’
- ‘What perhaps is more important are the abstruse figures, the figures that show that working conditions were traded off to earn the actual monetary income.’
- ‘I played the game for about a week before trading it off for something more to my liking.’
- ‘I traded it off for a 4 inch gun and I wish I had it back.’
- ‘Who would disagree that understanding risks in order to trade them off against potential benefits is a prerequisite for citizens or patients who need to make health decisions?’
- ‘But there is no way of ranking these many goods or trading them off against one another, so there is not always, all things considered, a best thing to do.’
- ‘Years ago I had one of these, a short-shroud variation, and foolishly traded it off.’
- ‘Once I grew my eyebrows back and my sight and hearing started to return, I promptly traded it off for a beat-up 1918 production Government model.’
- ‘He soon found for his use the recoil was excessive and the gun too heavy to carry comfortably all day, so he traded it off for another 4-inch barreled .44 Special.’
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