brinkmanship


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brink·man·ship

 (brĭngk′mən-shĭp′) also brinks·man·ship (brĭngks′-)
n.
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.

brinkmanship

(ˈbrɪŋkmənˌʃɪp)
n
(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

brink•man•ship

(ˈbrɪŋk mənˌʃɪp)

also brinks•man•ship

(ˈbrɪŋks-)

n.
the technique of maneuvering a dangerous situation to the limits of safety in order to secure the greatest advantage.
[1955–60]

brinkmanship, brinksmanship

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

brinkmanship

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brinkmanship - the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)
foreign policy - a policy governing international relations
Translations

brinkmanship

[ˈbrɪŋkmənʃɪp] Npolítica f arriesgada

brinkmanship

[ˈbrɪŋkmənʃɪp] npolitique f de la corde raide

brinkmanship

n (inf)Spiel ntmit dem Feuer

brinkmanship

[ˈbrɪŋkmənˌʃɪp] nstrategia del rischio calcolato
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