(verb) to be very difficult when trying to negotiate a deal
A: I would like to offer you $100 for your soccer tickets.
B: No way.
A: You drive a hard bargain. $175?
B: I will only accept $180.
The buyer of the house was able to get a 20% discount by driving a hard bargain and refusing to compromise.
When trying to buy a new LCD tv, I drove a hard bargain and got the manager to take $500 off the price.
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