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  1. big sticknoun

    a display of force or power

    "speak softly but carry a big stick"

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  1. Ivor Gaber:

    I'm not sure they (Whittingdale and Prime Minister David Cameron) will see it as a sensible course of action to pick a fight with the BBC. I think they'll carry a big stick but they'll be careful before doing anything major.

  2. Geoff Maslen:

    The common way( for people to avoid swooping) is to grab a big stick and wave it over their heads when they're headed through magpie territory, i've noticed several cyclists around here have stalks stuck to their helmets to try to stop the magpies from colliding with them.

  3. Theodore Roosevelt, Speech in Chicago, 3 Apr. 1903:

    There is a homely old adage which runs: "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." If the American nation will speak softly, and yet build and keep at a pitch of the highest training a thoroughly efficient navy, the Monroe Doctrine will go far.

  4. Joe Holt:

    With the alarming rise of Delta Air Lines variant covid cases companies face the tough decision of providing a safe workplace by using carrots and sticks to get employees to vaccinate or impose a vaccine mandate at the risk of alienating and possibly losing some employees, it seems more likely that a big stick will motivate employees more than small carrots will.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt:

    Speak softly and carry a big stick you will go far.

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