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"scorched-earth policy" in British English

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scorched-earth policynoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌskɔːtʃtˈɜːθˌpɒl.ə.si/  us   /ˌskɔːrtʃtˈɝːθˌpɑː.lə-/
the ​act of an ​armydestroying everything in an ​area such as ​food, ​buildings, or ​equipment that could be ​useful to an ​enemy
(Definition of scorched-earth policy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scorched-earth policy" in Business English

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scorched-earth policynoun [C]

a ​situation in which a ​company gets rid of the best ​parts of its ​business to make it less attractive to another ​company that might want to ​buy it
(Definition of scorched-earth policy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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