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bar·gain noun 1 something bought cheaply and giving good value for money: At only R20 my T-shirt was a real bargain. 2 an agreement made between people: "I'll make a bargain with you: you wash my car and I'll fetch you from your party tonight."

♦ verb – bargaining, bargained – to argue about or discuss a price etc.: You might get a lower price if you bargain with the shopkeeper.

- Pharos, English Dictionary for South African Schools

 

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Proverb of the week

Strike a bargain. Goeie besigheid doen. ’n Slag slaan.

- Pharos, Spreekwoorde en waar hulle vandaan kom

 

 

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lay-by The same term, whether a place to pull off the road for a rest, or an article reserved by the seller until you have paid the full amount – not ‘lay-bye’ or ‘lay-buy’. As a verb, ‘to lay by’ – to put aside for future use.

─ Pharos, The Essential Companion for Writers and Editors

 

 

 

 

 

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of short-term insurance – Eng./Afr. (Lindstrom 2012)
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