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exploding offer

exploding offer
 n.— «With each week that passes since the original offer, the sum decreases as the candidate dithers (an “exploding offer’). But most students frown on such practices. “It’s a good way of paying off one’s debt in the college bar. But do companies really imagine we’d fall for such baits?’ one student said.» —“Spectrum: From milk round to gravy train” by Fiona Maddocks Times (London, England) July 8, 1986. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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