If you went to a car dealership , you could perhaps use the expression ’ I want to trade my Chrysler in on a Caddy, would you not? That means the cost of the Chrysler could cover part of the cost of it and financing, the rest of the balance. IMHO, saying it the other way …‘trade for a caddy’… could indicate that the Chrysler would cover the complete cost of it.
I don’t think the expression is unique to Canada… But I could be wrong.
Oct 18, 2014