Definition of “brinkmanship” - English Dictionary

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“brinkmanship” in British English

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brinkmanshipnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbrɪŋk.mən.ʃɪp/ us /ˈbrɪŋk.mən.ʃɪp/

(Definition of “brinkmanship” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“brinkmanship” in Business English

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brinkmanshipnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbrɪŋkmənʃɪp/ us 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 tax packages passed.

(Definition of “brinkmanship” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)