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- n. One who engages in brinksmanship.
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Had the Administration tried to work openly with Congress on a lot of these matters, rather than continually assert the rights of Executive Authority, we might not be in the state we are in, now, after this brinksman approach.
And even while the brinksman maintains his precarious balance on the uncharted and crumbling rim of an unfathomable abyss, his fellow-citizens see their treasures sinking into at least four engulfing craters, each much more capacious than Fort Knox.
He is a brinksman who doesn't know where the brink is, and his ego may well have become too grandiose for him to do this. "