“I don't have time to haggle with someone over the price of a piece of furniture!”

English Lesson: I don't have time to haggle with someone over the price of a piece of furniture!

You just moved to a new apartment and need to get a new desk. Your friend suggests that you try to buy one used through the Internet. You'd rather buy a new one because it's easier. You say this.

I don't have time to haggle with someone over the price of a piece of furniture!

I don't have time to (do something).

When you're too busy, use this phrase:

I don't have time to sit and argue with you.

I don't even have time to eat, much less cook a full meal.

haggle with (someone) over the price of (something)

Arguing or negotiating the price of something can be called "haggling". When you're a customer, you haggle to get the seller to reduce the price of an item.

The word "haggle" sounds pretty negative. If you say that someone is "haggling", it makes them sound cheap and greedy.

Here are some other examples of the different ways that "haggle" can be used in a sentence:

I don't have time to haggle with you.

I don't have time to haggle over the price of a piece of furniture.

I don't have time to haggle over a piece of furniture.

a piece of furniture

You can't count the word "furniture". When you want to count it, you need to say "a piece of furniture":

There were a few nice pieces of furniture at the yard sale.


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