Brinkmanship meaning

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The policy of pursuing a hazardous course of action to the brink of catastrophe.
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Pursuit of an advantage by appearing to be willing to risk a dangerous policy rather than concede a point.

The diplomat accused the other nation's leader of brinkmanship for refusing to redeploy the troops along their nations' shared border.

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The practice, especially in international politics, of seeking advantage by creating the impression that one is willing and able to push a highly dangerous situation to the limit rather than concede.
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Origin of brinkmanship

  • 1956. From brink +‎ -manship.

    From Wiktionary