bargain for
phrasal expect <
more work than I bargained for
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  • 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 — Bar gain, v. i. [OE. barganien, OF. bargaigner, F. barguigner, to hesitate, fr. LL. barcaniare. See {Bargain}, n.] To make a bargain; to make a contract for the exchange of property or services; followed by with and for; as, to bargain with a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bargain — bargainable, adj. bargainer, n. /bahr geuhn/, n. 1. an advantageous purchase, esp. one acquired at less than the usual cost: The sale offered bargains galore. 2. an agreement between parties settling what each shall give and take or perform and… …   Universalium

  • bargain — 1. noun /ˈbɑː(r)ɡən/ a) An agreement between parties concerning the sale of property; or a contract by which one party binds himself to transfer the right to some property for a consideration, and the other party binds himself to receive the… …   Wiktionary

  • bargain — bar·gain 1 n often attrib [Old French bargaigne negotiation, haggling, from bargaignier to haggle] 1: an agreement between parties that settles what each gives or receives (as a promise or performance) in a transaction between them compare… …   Law dictionary

  • Bargain — Bar gain, n. [OE. bargayn, bargany, OF. bargaigne, bargagne, prob. from a supposed LL. barcaneum, fr. barca a boat which carries merchandise to the shore; hence, to traffic to and fro, to carry on commerce in general. See {Bark} a vessel. ] 1. An …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bargain and sale — Bargain Bar gain, n. [OE. bargayn, bargany, OF. bargaigne, bargagne, prob. from a supposed LL. barcaneum, fr. barca a boat which carries merchandise to the shore; hence, to traffic to and fro, to carry on commerce in general. See {Bark} a vessel …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bargain — Bar gain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bargained} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bargaining}.] To transfer for a consideration; to barter; to trade; as, to bargain one horse for another. [1913 Webster] {To bargain away}, to dispose of in a bargain; usually with a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bargain bin — refer to an unsorted selection of merchandise, particularly softwares, tools and CDs, which have been discounted in price. Reasons for the discount can range from the closure of a production company to a steep decline in an item s popularity in… …   Wikipedia

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