An act of retribution or last resort that is unwarranted or overly severe in its consequences.
She de-friending him on Facebook was the nuclear option; it was unnecessary and embarassed him in front of his friends.
by outnabout April 22, 2010
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The new, hip word for 'last resort' coined by the creative vocabularies in the united states senate.
Buying out the Mom & Pop store was the nuclear option.
by Brisk May 29, 2005
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The term for the Republican maneuver to severely limit filibusters in the Senate, thereby granting a large amount of power to a simple Majority.
If the GOP excercises the nuclear option, the U.S. is in deep doo-doo.
by GPF April 11, 2005
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When a group outlandishly robbed something, then whine as if they are being mistreated when others try to interject them from bringing the stolen good home.
The republican party invoked the nuclear option to confirm gorsuch to the supreme court, dude who should have never been there
by chugchugpickle April 6, 2017
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The common act when a classmate searches something embarrassing on your school computer so you get revenge by searching, on their computer, "gay down syndrome midget BBC zootopia fart p*rn" on their computer as revenge.
Classmate: WTF why did you search that on my computer?! The school will see it on my browsing history

Other guy: I had to take the nuclear option unfortunately
by TheWasianSensation April 11, 2022
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