brinkmanship


brink·man·ship

noun \ˈbriŋk-mən-ˌship\

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

Full Definition of BRINKMANSHIP

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

Variants of BRINKMANSHIP

brink·man·ship also brinks·man·ship \ˈbriŋ(k)s-mən-\

Examples of BRINKMANSHIP

  1. two nations caught up in nuclear brinksmanship

First Known Use of BRINKMANSHIP

1956

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