stick-and-carrot love



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  • noun Alternative form of carrot and stick. (more common in UK than in US)


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  • It was a stick-and-carrot exercise and we then spent the next few days gently reminding them of their qualities, instilling belief.

    The way to avoid relegation is to forget the importance of the game | David Pleat

  • But the government's homeownership crusade means it gets to decide how you should live, and stick-and-carrot you into living that way.

    The Un-American Dream

  • I just wish they'd stop with the stick-and-carrot method with kids who already do read.

    Read or Die

  • But I know Connor is not a stick-and-carrot kind of kid (the potty wars proved that).

    the impersistence of memory

  • All the gold in the graves strongly suggests he operated a stick-and-carrot approach towards his subjects.

    Attila the Hun

  • "It's a stick-and-carrot strategy," says Emile Sheng, a political-science professor at Soochow University in Taipei.


  • What was it with guys and the stick-and-carrot treatment?

    A Fine and Bitter Snow

  • GRANGE: Well, it's the old stick-and-carrot approach, you know, offering things that may be appealing to the captives in order to divulge information or the other is through threats.

    CNN Transcript Dec 19, 2001

  • On March 9, the European Commission unveiled a new stick-and-carrot policy proposal that said those Arab nations who strongly embrace moves towards democracy will get more European aid. Top Stories

  • The criteria for the awards include the process of "deregulation" and "debureaucratization" of public service, the adoption of the "stick-and-carrot" policy and the "corporatization" of public service units.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News


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