horse trade

[horse trade] {n.} 1. The sale of a horse or the exchange of twohorses.

It was a horse trade in which the owner of the worse animalgave a rifle to make the trade equal.

2. {informal} A businessagreement or bargain arrived at after hard and skillful discussion.

Party leaders went around for months making horse trades to getsupport for their candidate.

The horse trade finally called for anew car for the radio station in exchange for several weeks ofadvertising for the car dealer.