bargain for

bargain for
phrasal expect <
more work than I bargained for
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bargain\ for — • bargain on • bargain for v To be ready for; expect. When John started a fight with the smaller boy he got more than he bargained for. The final cost of building the house was much more than they had bargained on. Compare: count on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bargain for — I verb agree to, anticipate, assume, bank on, buy, calculate on, come to terms, contemplate, contract for, count upon, covenant, expect, figure on, foresee, incur, look for, plan on, prepare for, reckon on, specify, stipulate, surmise, think… …   Law dictionary

  • bargain for — [v] expect aim for, anticipate, contemplate, count on, foresee, imagine, look for, plan on, reckon on; concept 26 …   New thesaurus

  • bargain for — phrasal : to expect or plan for : count on in advance find mountain climbing harder than one bargained for often used in negative construction they had not bargained for anything on so large a scale Jean Stafford * * * bargain for To count on,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bargain for — bargain on a whole new roof is more than we bargained for Syn: expect, anticipate, be prepared for, allow for, plan for, reckon with, take into account, take into consideration, contemplate, imagine, envisage, foresee, predict; count on, rely on …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • bargain for — Synonyms and related words: agree, agree to, bank on, bargain, be a bargain, be a deal, be a go, be on, calculate on, come to terms, compact, contract, count on, covenant, do a deal, engage, figure on, make a bargain, make a deal, make a dicker,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bargain for — or[bargain on] {v.} To be ready for; expect. * /When John started a fight with the smaller boy he got more than he bargained for./ * /The final cost of building the house was much more than they had bargained on./ Compare: COUNT ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bargain for — or[bargain on] {v.} To be ready for; expect. * /When John started a fight with the smaller boy he got more than he bargained for./ * /The final cost of building the house was much more than they had bargained on./ Compare: COUNT ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bargain for — or bargain on PHRASAL VERB: usu with brd neg If you have not bargained for or bargained on something that happens, you did not expect it to happen and so feel surprised or worried by it. [V P n] The effects of this policy were more than the… …   English dictionary

  • bargain for — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. expect, plan on, foresee; see anticipate 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) or on verb To look forward to confidently: anticipate, await, count on, depend on (or upon), expect, look for, wait (for). Informal: figure on. See… …   English dictionary for students

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