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 (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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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.
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US President John F Kennedy called Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's bluff in the ultimate act of brinksmanship as a nuclear conflagration loomed, but the crisis was ultimately solved by a face-saving deal for both sides.
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With March 29 fast approaching my wish and plea to Theresa May - who seems to only listen to Theresa May - our own ultra-loyal MP Chris Davies and everyone else is: please let common sense prevail instead of brinksmanship and party games to prevent us crashing out of the European Union without a deal.
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