The British Idiom – Carrot and stick
Definition of Carrot and stick
To get a stubborn donkey to move, you can either offer it a carrot, or hit it with a stick. When we offer people a nice incentive to avoid a less pleasant consequence, we call this the carrot and stick approach.
Examples of Usage of Carrot and stick
What? If I take my work home, I’ll get a pay rise, but if I don’t, I’ll get sacked? The old carrot-and-stick approach, I see. The legal system has begun taking the carrot-and-stick approach to the rehabilitation of offenders.
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