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brink·man·ship(brĭngk′mən-shĭp′) also brinks·man·ship (brĭngks′-)
The practice, especially in international politics, of seeking advantage by creating the impression that one is willing and able to push a highly dangerous situation to the limit rather than concede.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the art or practice of pressing a dangerous situation, esp in international affairs, to the limit of safety and peace in order to win an advantage from a threatening or tenacious foe
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the technique of maneuvering a dangerous situation to the limits of safety in order to secure the greatest advantage.
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the technique or practice in foreign policy of manipulating a dangerous situation to the limits of tolerance or safety in order to secure advantage, especially by creating diplomatic crises.See also: Politics
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The practice of holding out to the last minute for what you want in political negotiations, especially in international affairs, in the face of threats from a powerful opponent.
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