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Sky News’s fate is one of the biggest sticking points in this takeover saga.
Threats of using a big stick have failed to alter Russian behavior, so the U.S. has nothing to lose in dangling a carrot.
USA TODAY Sports Big Brother could be swinging a much bigger stick in the NFL next season.
Most of the data rights enshrined under GDPR were already established in the EU, but went unenforced. GDPR standardizes data rights across all EU countries, empowering regulators with the same big stick and sharper teeth.
Immigration remains one of the biggest sticking points in the talks.
One of the biggest sticking points was whether tribes had to give up their sovereign immunity from lawsuits to do this difficult and sensitive work.
The biggest stick of his season came against Kerryon Johnson in the third quarter of the Iron Bowl loss to Auburn.
Bloomberg news on the biggest sticking points between the House and Senate tax bills.
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Definition of big stick for English Language Learners
: a threat to use violence or force to make a person, group, country, etc., do something
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