carrot and stick Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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carrot and stick

a ​system in which you are ​rewarded for some ​actions and ​threatened with ​punishment for ​others: Sometimes I just have to ​resort to the carrot and ​stickapproach with my ​children.
(Definition of carrot and stick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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