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gunboat diplomacy

Diplomacy that uses the threat of military action as a way to ensure the desired outcome. If that country's president continues to defy the terms of the treaty, we'll have to resort to gunboat diplomacy.
See also: diplomacy, gunboat

gunboat

A very large foot or shoe. Typically used in the plural. I bet that store doesn't have shoes big enough for your gunboats!

gunboats

and battleships
n. big feet; big shoes. Get those battleships off my sofa! Hasn’t he got the biggest gunboats you ever saw?
See also: gunboat