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Nuclear Option

What Does "Nuclear Option" Mean?

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"Nuclear option" is an English idiom. It means "a drastic or extreme action or choice, often used as a last resort."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "nuclear option" used in a sentence:
  • The negotiations have reached a deadlock, and they might consider the nuclear option of ending the partnership.
  • Using military force should be the nuclear option, only to be used in the most dire circumstances.
  • The company is facing bankruptcy, and declaring it is the nuclear option to save the remaining assets.
meaning for nuclear option

What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Nuclear Option" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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