Idiom: drive a hard bargain
— I was able to drive a hard bargain and get a higher salary and an extra week of vacation because I had a lot more experience than the other candidates.
— Send Jonathan to the meeting with our suppliers—he really knows how to drive a hard bargain.
— I'm sure my husband would be happy to go with you to the car dealership. He not only knows how to drive a hard bargain but he also enjoys the process.
— Be careful when you buy carpets on your holiday. They really know how to drive a hard bargain in the Middle East.
— My wife is from the Philippines so she knows how to drive a hard bargain.
— We've got customers who try to drive a hard bargain but all of our goods have set prices.
— The salesman drove a hard bargain but my wife wanted the necklace so badly that I had to buy it.
— In the end I didn't buy the antique vase. The salesperson drove a hard bargain and I wasn't entirely sure the piece was authentic.
— The client is trying to drive a hard bargain and unfortunately I can't make a profit at the price she wants.
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