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addaword.gifdefinition of nuclear option

noun
a course of action that is possibly the only way to achieve a particular result, but which is considered to be very extreme
The European Union is not likely to use its nuclear option because it would be such a big thing to actually suspend a country's voting rights.
Submitted by: Harris Park from United Kingdom on 18/06/2013 13:40:00
Definition of nuclear option from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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