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adjective 
  1. shortened form of the etymological concept, using both encouragement or promises of good things and also the threat of bad things
Example: It's a stick-and-carrot approach.
Etymology: from the idea that there is a horse (for example) who is made to move by the lure of a carrot placed just out of reach, and the threat of being hit by the stick, resulting in the horse moving forward


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