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poison pill

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpoison pillˌpoison ˈpill noun [countable] technical informal  something in a company’s financial or legal structure that is intended to make it difficult for another company to take control of it
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poison pillMackenzie put a poison pill into place, which gave the company 60 days to find another suitor.On Wednesday, they threatened to withdraw support for a minimum wage boost if the so-called poison pill amendment passed.And a firm's environmental history has emerged as another potential poison pill no-one wants to swallow.
From Longman Business Dictionarypoison pillˌpoison ˈpill noun [countable] journalismFINANCE something in a company’s financial or legal structure that is meant to make it difficult for another company to buy it in a TAKEOVERThe company’s poison pill anti-takeover measure prevents a group from purchasing more than 10% of its stock. see also shark repellent
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