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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 (36)
  • It’s why they’ll engage in brinksmanship but never actually let it happen. cmholm says:
  • This kind of "brinksmanship" is a hard-ball tactic that isn't usually a good idea.
  • Not even Sarah is up for that kind of brinksmanship, methinks.
  • This is the kind of brinksmanship you get when leaders of a rogue regime are under growing pressure. for more
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