from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A plan or tactic intended to make a hostile corporate takeover prohibitively expensive, as one in which a company's stockholders are offered shares of stock at a bargain price in the event that a single suitor acquires a high percentage of the stock.
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- n. Any strategy designed to produce negative results for an entity carrying out a takeover.
- n. A provision in a bill that leads to people who would have supported it opposing it instead
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- n. the target company defends itself by making its stock less attractive to an acquirer
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The studio hasn't developed enough of any other programming to fill in if they made the decision (not even close, they have only 3 new original pilots on que) and their poison pill in the Leno contract is not in any way "small" in fact, it's pretty damn big. mattCR