scorched earth policy

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scorched earth policy

n
1. (Military) the policy in warfare of removing or destroying everything that might be useful to an invading enemy, esp by fire
2. (Economics) commerce a manoeuvre by a company expecting an unwelcome takeover bid in which apparent profitability is greatly reduced by a reversible operation, such as borrowing at an exorbitant interest rate
Translations

scorched earth policy

n (Mil) → Politik fder verbrannten Erde

scorched earth policy

[ˌskɔːtʃtˈɜːθˌpɒlɪsɪ] ntattica del fare terra bruciata
References in classic literature ?
This is not all the danger, for there is yet more to be apprehended from the unwholesomeness of the air, and the vapours which arise from the scorched earth at the fall of the first showers, than from the torrents and rivers.
As torrential rain quenches the scorched earth, the land is reborn into a green paradise.
If you've been missing festival season, here's an option for you: Scorched Earth Brewing Company's Scorched Earth Day Festival from 3 to 10 p.m.
DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang urged Balakong's constituents to vote against Barisan Nasional (BN) and Umno's 'scorched earth' policy of using toxic politics of race and religion in the by-election on Saturday.
Al-Riyadh newspaper in its editorial on Yemen wrote that the Kingdom has taken two directions, the first one in protecting the Kingdom from Iranian ballistic missiles launched by al-Houthi coup militias on Saudi cities targeting civilian population and the second one to help Yemenis to stop the futility of the Houthi group that planted hundreds of thousands of mines and applied the policy of scorched earth targeting Yemeni citizens without regard to the rules of the international law and humanitarian norms, citing in this regard Saudi Project for Landmines Clearance in Yemen ''MASAM'' .
But new life sprouts from the scorched earth and Chief Bobnar (voiced by Timothy Spall) and his caveman tribe hunt floppyeared rabbits in blissful isolation.
Around 700,000 Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh were forced out by a scorched earth campaign by Burmese security forces that began last August.
Rebels were forced to retreat and regroup in Eastern Ghouta because of the Syrian government's "scorched earth" policy involving heavy artillery fire, air strikes, and helicopter attacks, a spokesman for the Jaish al-Islam rebel group said on Sunday.
1812 Napoleon entered Moscow, which had been abandoned by the Russians and their scorched earth policy.
"Literally and figuratively, this is a scorched earth budget that represents an all out assault on clean air, water, and land," Gina McCarthy, who served as EPA administrator during the final years of the Obama administration, said in a (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/16/trumps-scorched-earth-epa-budget-draws-swift-reactions/) statement .
Thompson, 31, also allegedly harassed her via email and text message, and reached out directly to her place of employment in what her lawyer has called "scorched earth attacks for months." After their break-up, Thompson's former girlfriend took out an "order of protection" against Thompson.