it takes two to make a bargain

it takes two to make a bargain

1597 BACON Colours of Good & Euill x. 68 The seconde worde makes the bargaine.

1598 Mucedorus B2 Nay, soft, sir, tow words to a bargaine.

a 1637 MIDDLETON et al. Widow V. i. There’s two words to a bargain ever..and if love be one, I’m sure money’s the other.

1766 GOLDSMITH Vicar of Wakefield II. xii. ‘Hold, hold, Sir,’ cried Jenkinson, ‘there are two words to that bargain.’

1943 M. FLAVIN Journey in Dark iv. Takes two to make a bargain, and you both done mighty wrong.

1973 E. McGIRR Bardel’s Murder iv. My father was in skins and he had to carry a life-preserver, they got so nasty. Caveat emptor, he used to say, it taking two to make a bargain.


Proverbs new dictionary.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • it takes two to tango — Probably based on earlier sayings of the it takes two to..form (see it takes two to make a quarrel, it takes two to make a bargain). Sung by Pearl Bailey, the Hoffman and Manning song (quot. 1952) was a worldwide hit, giving this saying instant… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • two — see two blacks don’t make a white while two dogs are fighting for a bone, a third runs away with it two heads are better than one two is company, but three is none two of a trade never agree if two ride on a …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • bargain — see it takes two to make a bargain …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Two-Face — This article is about the DC comics villain. For the Nigerian musician, see 2face Idibia. For the Brazilian soap opera, see Duas Caras. For craniofacial duplication, see Diprosopus. Superherobox| caption=Two Face, as depicted on the cover of… …   Wikipedia

  • Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs, Thematic Index — absence absence makes the heart grow fonder he who is absent is always in the wrong the best of friends must part blue are the hills that are far away distance lends enchantment to the view out of sight, out of mind …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Plea bargain — A plea bargain (also plea agreement, plea deal or copping a plea) is an agreement in a criminal case whereby the prosecutor offers the defendant the opportunity to plead guilty, usually to a lesser charge or to the original criminal charge with a …   Wikipedia

  • take — see take the goods the gods provide it takes all sorts to make a world you can take the boy out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the boy give a thing, and take a thing, to wear the devil’s gold ring give and take is fair play …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Mack Gordon — Birth name Morris Gittler Also known as Mack Gordon Born June 21, 1904(1904 06 21) Origin Warsaw, Poland …   Wikipedia

  • contract — con·tract 1 / kän ˌtrakt/ n [Latin contractus from contrahere to draw together, enter into (a relationship or agreement), from com with, together + trahere to draw] 1: an agreement between two or more parties that creates in each party a duty to… …   Law dictionary

  • History of economic thought — The history of economic thought deals with different thinkers and theories in the field of political economy and economics from the ancient world to the present day. British philosopher Adam Smith is cited by many as the father of modern… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”