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English definition of “carrot and stick”

carrot and stick

If you use a carrot-and-stick method, you offer someone rewards if they do something and say you will punish them if they do not.Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beatingPrizes, rewards and medals
(Definition of carrot and stick from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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