nuclear option Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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nuclear optionnoun [C usually singular]

an ​extremechoice when ​reacting to a ​particularsituation: They ​consideredplans to take the ​nuclearoption and ​close the ​universitycompletely.
(Definition of nuclear option from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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nuclear optionnoun [S]

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an extreme way of ​dealing with a ​situation or solving a problem: Shareholders threatened the ​nuclearoption of kicking out the entire ​board.
(Definition of nuclear option from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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