Definition of poison pill amendment in English:

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poison pill amendment

Entry from US English dictionary


An amendment to a legislative bill that considerably weakens the bill’s intended effect, or ruins the bill’s chances of passing.
Example sentences
  • Trumball offered a poison pill amendment changing the eastern terminus of the railroad so as to render eastern lines unprofitable, but the amendment failed.

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Syllabification: poi·son pill a·mend·ment

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