Vocabulary: brinkmanship

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor mentions brinkmanship.


willingness to risk a worse outcome than losing the game would be, in order to win the game.

Brinkmanship is a word I heard more often in the 80s than today. It usually described a country’s stance in an international negotiation. However, it also occurs in sports: for instance, a player might risk injury to make a spectacular play.



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