n [U] discussion of prices, terms of trade, etc 讨价还价; 洽谈成交条件等
*After much hard bargaining we reached an agreement. 经过激烈的讨价还价, 我们终于达成了协议.
discussion in order to reach an agreement about a sale, contract etc
= negotiationwage/pay bargaining The government would not intervene in private-sector wage bargaining. The 4% pay raise was the result of some hard bargaining . bargaining position/power
the amount of influence someone has and their ability to achieve what they want when starting a discussion or making an agreement Most new artists and bands aren't in a strong bargaining position . This will increase the bargaining power of management in wage negotiations.
→ collective bargaining
1. Her basket on her arm, she went to the fruiterer´s, the grocer´s, the butcher´s, bargaining, defending every sou of her miserable money.
2. Many of the tourists on board had begun bargaining with the tradesmen,