The most drastic or extreme response possible to a particular situation: extreme Eurosceptics championed the nuclear option of pulling out of Europe
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of nuclear option in:
- The US English dictionary