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
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So the scorched earth policies took place in the lands of the Irish families who were against them.