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brinkmanshipnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbrɪŋk.mən.ʃɪp/
the ​activity, ​especially in ​politics, of ​trying to get what you ​want by saying that if you do not get it, you will do something ​dangerous: The ​talks have ​collapsed and both ​sides have resorted to brinkmanship.
(Definition of brinkmanship from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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brinkmanshipnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈbrɪŋkmənʃɪp/ (also brinksmanship)
the ​activity, especially in ​politics, of ​trying to get what you want by saying that if you do not get it, you will do something that could be harmful or dangerous: The ​Congress and Senate have twice now resorted to brinkmanship in a ​bid to get the controversial ​taxpackagespassed.
(Definition of brinkmanship from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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