The Closing Word: Brinkmanship

Image of Closing Word IconThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you how to specifically implement it in business. A well-spoken, intelligent agent inspires confidence with clients and colleagues alike.

This week’s closing word: brinkmanship

Pronounced: (BRINK-man-ship)


The art or practice of pursuing a dangerous policy to the limits of safety before stopping, typically in politics.

NOTE: For a deeper look at brinkmanship in a variety of situations, have a look at the Wikipedia entry on the subject.


“With all the brinkmanship going on in D.C., the markets have been especially volatile.”

“In my book, there’s no need for brinkmanship tactics when it comes to negotiating a fair price on a home.”


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