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carrot-and-stick

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Combining a promised reward with a threatened penalty: took a carrot-and-stick approach to the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of carrot and stick.

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