brinkmanship (brinks.man.ship)

brinkmanship (brinks.man.ship)
AmE noun (U) a method of gaining political advantage by pretending that you are willing to do something very dangerous

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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  • brinks|man|ship — «BRIHNGKS muhn shihp», noun. = brinkmanship. (Cf. ↑brinkmanship) …   Useful english dictionary

  • brinkmanship — brink|man|ship [ˈbrıŋkmənʃıp] n also brinks|man|ship [ˈbrıŋksmən ] AmE [U] a method of gaining political advantage by pretending that you are willing to do something very dangerous …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • brinkmanship — brink•man•ship [[t]ˈbrɪŋk mənˌʃɪp[/t]] also brinks•man•ship [[t]ˈbrɪŋks [/t]] n. gov the technique of maneuvering a dangerous situation to the limits of safety in order to secure the greatest advantage • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

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