big stick

big stick
noun Date: 1904 threat especially of military or political intervention

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  • Big stick — may refer to:* Big Stick Ideology, Theodore Roosevelt s diplomatic policy and the big stick he carried to symbolize it ** Big Stick, West Virginia, a community named for the above **The nickname of the battleship USS Iowa (BB 61) (a larger weapon …   Wikipedia

  • big stick — ☆ big stick n. [from “speak softly and carry a big stick,” portion of Afr proverb quoted by T. ROOSEVELT2 Theodore] [also B S ] a policy of acting or negotiating from a position backed by a show of strength …   English World dictionary

  • big stick — big′ stick′ n. gov political or military force used as a threat • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Big Stick — Karikatur, die Roosevelt mit seinem „Big Stick“ in der Karibik zeigt Big Stick (englisch für große Keule) ist eine Bezeichnung für die Außenpolitik Theodore Roosevelts unter Bezugnahme auf den Einsatz der US amerikanischen Kriegsmarine im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Big stick — Doctrine du Big Stick Caricature de 1904 montrant Roosevelt armé de son « gros bâton » (big stick) en train de patrouiller dans la mer des Caraïbes. L expression doctrine du Big Stick renvoie à la politique étrangère menée par le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • big stick — noun a display of force or power speak softly but carry a big stick • Hypernyms: ↑display, ↑show …   Useful english dictionary

  • big stick — force, esp. political or military, used by a government as a means of influence. [1895 1900, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Big Stick Ideology — Big Stick Ideology, or Big Stick Policy, is a form of hegemony and was the slogan describing U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. The term originated from the phrase “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will… …   Wikipedia

  • Big Stick No. 141, Saskatchewan — Big Stick No.141 (or formally, The Rural Municipality of Big Stick No.141) is a rural municipality in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.Big Stick No.141 is located in South West Ceneral Saskatchewan, in SARM Division 3.HistoryBefore 1905 Big… …   Wikipedia

  • Big Stick, West Virginia — Big Stick is an unincorporated community in Raleigh County, West Virginia, United States. It lies along County Route 3/2, beside the Winding Gulf Creek. This community was part of the Winding Gulf coalfield in Raleigh County. It is centered at… …   Wikipedia

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