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the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster (to the limits of safety)

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President Barack Obama on Saturday said Congress needs to move beyond political brinksmanship and pass a series of proposals "right now" that would jolt the economy from its recently slow growth.
Chelsea officials believe Lampard is playing a game of brinksmanship that he cannot win .
There's a degree of brinksmanship and we'll have to see how that plays out.
The fight over America's three remaining horse slaughterhouses has developed into back-and-forth, high-stakes brinksmanship, featuring name calling, Congressional action, outraged city halls and last-minute judicial rulings.
But equally I don't think you can blame the player for not becoming part of a game of brinksmanship with Real Madrid over the size of the transfer fee.
But an ongoing policy of brinksmanship is itself irrational.
lt;/pre> <p>Our diplomacy, and that of the South Korean government and others, has sought to drive home to Pyongyang the message that brinksmanship and threats only lead to further isolation.
Suddenly their jokey behaviour became all-too serious when both engaged in a dangerous game of brinksmanship over - wait for it - Christmas lights around their suburban semis.
Watching the Republican legislators and their allied prosecutors trump Clinton's reckless personal behavior with ruthless constitutional brinksmanship reminded me why I had signed up with my team in the first place.
In an unusual example of political brinksmanship, Karzai says if the convention adopts a parliamentary system with a prime minister as well as a president, as some delegates want, he will not run in elections.
Much of North Korea's so-called irrationality--its pursuit of nuclear weapons, brinksmanship in negotiations, incendiary rhetoric--may simply be an attempt, albeit clumsy, to squeeze the best deal from Washington.
First of all, when one is practicing brinksmanship, luxury is a distraction, something to enjoy, to bring pleasure, to take one's mind off other things.
This Comment takes this queer brinksmanship as its subject.
appears prepared to risk everything on what could be brinksmanship but eventually may prove to be something even more dangerous than that.