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brinkmanship

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noun brink·man·ship \ˈbriŋk-mən-ˌship\

Simple Definition of brinkmanship

  • : the practice of causing or allowing a situation to become extremely dangerous in order to get the results that you want

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of brinkmanship

  1. :  the art or practice of pushing a dangerous situation or confrontation to the limit of safety especially to force a desired outcome


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