- when two sides discuss a business deal in a very forceful way, each one trying to get as much as they can without making the other want to stop the deal:
• There has been some intense horse-trading today.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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horse-trading — n. negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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