bargain (not price)

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Senior Member
Chinese - Mandarin

I asked my daughter to go to bed, but she said: "I want to drink cola, then I will go to bed. " I told her she could only drink milk but she said: "At least I should drink orange juice, then I can go to bed. "

I lost my patience and shouted: "Stop bargaining with me, you should go to bed immediately."

My question is, can I use "bargain" here? We did not discuss prices, but we did discuss something in order to reach an agreement that was acceptable.

Thank you.
  • suzi br

    Senior Member
    English / England
    I think it is OK, yes.

    It is like the market tradition of bartering, or politicians trading terms for an agreement, all of these can be classed this way.
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