Definition of bargain for/on phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

bargain for/on

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

bargain for/on something

 
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(usually in negative sentences) to expect something to happen and be prepared for it We hadn't bargained for this sudden change in the weather. When he agreed to answer a few questions,he got more than he bargained for (= he got more questions, or more difficult ones, than he had expected). bargain on doing something I didn't bargain on finding them here as well. bargain on somebody/something doing something I hadn't bargained on them being here.