carrot-and-stick


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car·rot-and-stick

(kăr′ət-ən-stĭk′)
adj.
Combining a promised reward with a threatened penalty: took a carrot-and-stick approach to the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.

carrot-and-stick

- Refers to an offer of reward countered by the threat of punishment.
See also related terms for offer.
Translations

carrot-and-stick

[ˈkærətəndˈstɪk] ADJ a carrot-and-stick policyla política del palo y la zanahoria
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