carrot-and-stick


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car·rot-and-stick

(kăr′ət-ən-stĭk′)
adj.
Combining a promised reward with a threatened penalty: took a carrot-and-stick approach to the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.

carrot-and-stick

- Refers to an offer of reward countered by the threat of punishment.
See also related terms for offer.
Translations

carrot-and-stick

[ˈkærətəndˈstɪk] ADJ a carrot-and-stick policyla política del palo y la zanahoria
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But there is no obvious reason the carrot-and-stick framework must be
The senior Iranian lawmaker also blasted US officials for making contradictory remarks about the resumption of talks with Tehran, saying Washington's carrot-and-stick approach toward Iran has proven inefficient.
Iran says that it will not abandon its nuclear program and urged President-elect Barack Obama to change America's "carrot-and-stick policy" toward Iran.
If the statements are read correctly, once again there is no definite commitment to anything, just the usual "vote for us and we may give you a road" carrot-and-stick approach.