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a bargaining chip exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.

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1    an agreement or contract establishing what each party will give, receive, or perform in a transaction between them  
2    something acquired or received in such an agreement  
a    something bought or offered at a low price  
a bargain at an auction     
b    (as modifier)  
a bargain price     
4    into or (U.S.) in the bargain   in excess of what has been stipulated; besides  
5    make or strike a bargain   to agree on terms  
6    intr   to negotiate the terms of an agreement, transaction, etc.  
7    tr   to exchange, as in a bargain  
8    to arrive at (an agreement or settlement)  
     (C14: from Old French bargaigne, from bargaignier to trade, of Germanic origin; compare Medieval Latin barcaniare to trade, Old English borgian to borrow)  
  bargainer      n  
   bargaining             n, adj  

bargaining agent  
      n   an organization, usually a trade union, that acts or bargains on behalf of a group of employees in collective bargaining  
bargaining level  
      n   the level within an organizational hierarchy, such as company level, national level, etc., at which collective bargaining takes place  
bargaining scope  
      n   the range of topics within the scope of a particular set of negotiations leading to a collective agreement  
bargaining unit  
      n   a specific group of employees who are covered by the same collective agreement or set of agreements and represented by the same bargaining agent or agents  
collective bargaining  
      n   negotiation between one or more trade unions and one or more employers or an employers' organization on the incomes and working conditions of the employees  
distributive bargaining  
      n     (Industrial relations)   a negotiation process aimed at reaching a compromise agreement over how resources may be allocated between the parties  
integrative bargaining  
      n     (Industrial relations)   a type of bargaining in which all parties involved recognize that there are common problems requiring mutual resolution  
plea bargaining  
      n   an agreement between the prosecution and defence, sometimes including the judge, in which the accused agrees to plead guilty to a lesser charge in return for more serious charges being dropped  
productivity bargaining  
      n   the process of reaching an agreement (productivity agreement) through collective bargaining whereby the employees of an organization agree to changes which are intended to improve productivity in return for an increase in pay or other benefits  
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