Definition of nuclear option in English:

nuclear option

Syllabification: nu·cle·ar op·tion


  • The most drastic or extreme response possible to a particular situation.
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    • Would you consider using the filibuster, that nuclear option, as a compromise called for under extreme circumstances for a Supreme Court nominee?
    • Republican leaders insisting that they would then respond by using the so-called nuclear option.
    • This is what forces the GOP to nuclear options like constitutional amendments, violent demagoguery and impeachment.

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