2012年12月8日星期六

dickering, hnggling in person, mutually satisfying

  Apple, Samsung Fight Over Damages
Apple and Samsung Electronics spent their latest go-round in federal court here by dickering over more than $1 billion in damages set by a jury in August following a high-profile patent trial.

The Art of Haggling
When teaching negotiation skills, many educators now focus almost exclusively on an interest-based approach in which both parties openly collaborate to find a mutually satisfying solution. However, argues HBS Professor Mike Wheeler, it's important for students to know that there's still a time and place for old-school haggling.


Newly emerging economies planning to construct nuclear power plants are expected to oppose changes in safety standards because such a move could increase costs.
A diplomatic source said, "It will be difficult to agree to an early strengthening of standards because of haggling among various nations."

The Rich Start to Haggle, Although Rarely in Person

How to Haggle With Your Doctor

Taiwan, China haggle over Malawi
The Times - Johannesburg,Gauteng,South Africa
TAIPEI - Taiwan strongly denounced its rival China today for using money to lure away Malawi after the African country had earlier said it was setting up ...



dick·er  

/ˈdikər/
Verb
  1. Engage in petty argument or bargaining.
  2. Treat something casually or irresponsibly; toy with something.

Synonyms
bargain - haggle

haggle

v., -gled, -gling, -gles.
v.intr.
  1. To bargain, as over the price of something; dicker: "He preferred to be overcharged than to haggle" (W. Somerset Maugham).
  2. To argue in an attempt to come to terms.
v.tr.
  1. To cut (something) in a crude, unskillful manner; hack.
  2. Archaic. To harass or worry by wrangling.
n.
An instance of bargaining or arguing.

[Frequentative of dialectal hag, to chop, hack, from Middle English haggen, from Old Norse höggva.]
haggler hag'gler n.


[動](自)
1 (人と;値段を)交渉する((with ...;over, about ...)).
2 (…を)しつこく論争する, (…の)あらを捜す((over, about ...)).
━━[名]値段についての交渉;口論, 論争.
-gler



in person
Also, in the flesh. In one's physical presence, as in He applied for the job in person, or I couldn't believe it, but there she was, in the flesh. The first expression dates from the mid-1500s. The variant, from the 1300s, was long used to allude to the bodily resurrection of Jesus, but later acquired its looser meaning. Charles Dickens has it in Our Mutual Friend (1865): "The minutes passing on, and no Mrs. W. in the flesh appearing."


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