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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the edge of disaster (to the limits of safety).

Usage examples (35)
  • South Korean critics claim such brinkmanship is shortsighted.
  • So maybe Apple's anticompetitive brinkmanship is actually the best thing that could happen for everyone?
  • The stakes are high for both Harper and Ignatieff, and with the new polling numbers brinkmanship is inevitable.
  • Many states play a kind of brinkmanship, requiring that if you file even once online, you can never go back to paper. for more
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