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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 21, 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 06, 2017
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