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pincer movement

(ˈpɪnsə)
n
(Military) a military tactical movement in which two columns of an army follow a curved route towards each other with the aim of isolating and surrounding an enemy. Also called: envelopment
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pincer movement

n (Mil, fig) → Zangenbewegung f
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Pincer movements and combative alliances grow ever more threatening, the mood darkening from exchanged stories and songs to interrogation, confrontation and manipulation.
His ruthless pincer movements on them are horribly watchable.