scorched-earth policy


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scorched-earth policy

(skôrcht′ûrth′)
n.
The policy of devastating all land and buildings in the course of advancing or retreating troops so as to leave nothing salvageable to the enemy.
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Noun1.scorched-earth policy - the target company defends itself by selling off its crown jewels
porcupine provision, shark repellent - a measure undertaken by a corporation to discourage unwanted takeover attempts
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The Conservatives then, and in the general election, when they questioned the legitimacy of a Labour government supported by the SNP, were prepared to deploy a scorched-earth policy with regard to the Scottish Tories.
THERE has to be a scorched-earth policy as far as the re-bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups is concerned.
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The National Congress Party (NCP) regime resumed its scorched-earth policy and Genocide in southeast of Nyala despite his national dialogue lies.
It seems his scorched-earth policy destroyed every shred of diplomacy, only to leave the extremist groups that threaten the Olympics.
Buoyed by successes by Syrian government troops and their non-Syrian allies in the last few weeks, Hezbollah is now basking in the "glory" of seeing even more Syrian villages and towns destroyed as part of the regime's scorched-earth policy.
Ward and the other defendants defended this case with a scorched-earth policy.
It would be another blow to the organization's image, already suffering due to its support for Bashar Assad's scorched-earth policy, which is even criticized within the Lebanese Shia community.
A three-judge court ruled that he had full knowledge and control over a scorched-earth policy carried out by the military that killed thousands of indigenous people in the north-western highlands.
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