Definition of bargaining chip noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bargaining chip

BrE BrE//ˈbɑːɡənɪŋ tʃɪp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːrɡənɪŋ tʃɪp//
(British English also bargaining counter)
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a fact or a thing that a person or a group of people can use to get an advantage for themselves when they are trying to reach an agreement with another group Ownership of the land gives us a strong bargaining counter. Should nuclear weapons be used as bargaining chips in arms negotiations?
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bargaining chip