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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbrinkmanshipbrink‧man‧ship /ˈbrɪŋkmənʃɪp/ (also brinksmanship /ˈbrɪŋksmən-/ American English) noun [uncountable]  RISKa method of gaining political advantage by pretending that you are willing to do something very dangerous
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brinkmanshipThe first point is that both ministers and officials involved in the review stress the lack of drama, tantrum-throwing and brinkmanship.That different creditors should play at brinkmanship is understandable.In any game of brinkmanship, it is possible that one side will collapse suddenly.political brinkmanshipBut Browne and others Tuesday suggested that Copps might just be engaging in rhetorical brinkmanship.
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