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
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scorched earth policy

n (Mil) → Politik fder verbrannten Erde
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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.
It does not participate in scorched earth policies to drive people from the land and benefit from the extraction of oil as do both the GoS and other nations.