carrot and stick love

carrot and stick


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  • n. Simultaneous rewards for good behavior and punishments for bad behavior.
  • n. A promised reward to encourage good behaviour that is never actually delivered.


From combining two ways to motivate a beast of burden, with the lure of a carrot placed just out of reach, and the threat of a stick behind. (Wiktionary)
From a stick attached to an animal with a carrot at the far end out of reach of the animal, which will compel the animal to walk forward (Wiktionary)


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