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nuclear option

1. The use of nuclear weapons, as by the military, often considered a last resort. I'm worried about the repercussions if our military officials choose the nuclear option.
2. In the US Senate, a course of action allowing the majority party to end filibustering with a simple majority, rather than the usually required supermajority of 60%. Senators could, however, use the nuclear option to approve that nomination.
3. An especially drastic decision or action. Calling the CEO about this issue is definitely the nuclear option—let's see what we can do on our own first.
See also: nuclear, option

keep (one's) options open

To refrain from making a decision or commitment that will limit one's choices in the future. You're awfully young to be getting married. I just think you should keep your options open until you're finished with college. They've offered me a good salary if I stay with the company, but I think I'd like to keep my options open.
See also: keep, open, option

leave (one's) options open

To refrain from making a decision or commitment that will limit one's choices in the future. You're awfully young to be getting married. I just think you should leave your options open until you're finished with college. They've offered me a good salary if I stay with the company, but I think I'd like to leave my options open for now.
See also: leave, open, option

the easy option

A less strenuous, less risky, or less difficult way of doing something; a means of doing something that avoids effort or difficulty. Even though my dad had always wanted to be a cartoonist, he took the easy option and got an office job so he'd have a secure income for the family.
See also: easy, option

the soft option

A less strenuous, less risky, or less difficult way of doing something; a means of doing something that avoids effort or difficulty. Even though my dad had always wanted to be a cartoonist, he took the soft option and got an office job so he'd have a secure income for the family.
See also: option, soft

a soft option

A soft option is something that will not take much effort or not be very unpleasant. They do not simply become a nanny because they think it is a soft option, better than commuting to an office each day. We're not giving young offenders a soft option. Note: This expression is usually used to show disapproval.
See also: option, soft

keep (or leave) your options open

avoid committing yourself.
1996 Colin Bateman Of Wee Sweetie Mice and Men Have it your way. We'll go to Princetown. But I'm keeping my options open. If there's any more trouble…we're out, we're home.
See also: keep, open, option

soft option

an easier alternative.
See also: option, soft

the ˌsoft/ˌeasy ˈoption

(often disapproving) an easier way of doing something; an easier course of action because it involves less effort, difficulty, etc: If you want to go for the soft option, you can get the qualification in three years rather than two.He decided to take the easy option and give them what they wanted.
See also: easy, option, soft

keep/leave (all) your ˈoptions open

avoid making a decision now so that you still have a choice in the future: Doing business with him is sometimes quite stressful. He likes to keep all his options open until the very last minute.
See also: keep, leave, open, option

All options stink

and AOS
phr. & comp. abb. All options stink.; There is no good solution. I don’t know what to do. All options stink. Since AOS, I’ll do nothing at all.
See also: all, option, stink
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The internal audit should go back at least 10 years, because many of the option grants currently under investigation took place before the Sarbanes-Oxley Act began requiring publicly traded companies to file Form 4 reports, pursuant to Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, within two days following the date on which the options were granted.
As many option holders often exercise an option and sell the stock for cash the same day, disqualifying dispositions are very common.
When a disqualifying disposition of an ISO occurs when an employee disposes of the stock within two years of the option grant date or within one year of the option exercise date--the company gets a tax deduction equal to the difference between the option's fair value and the exercise price on the date the disqualifying disposition took place.
The stock price and option exercise price combine to create the intrinsic value of an option.
Following WWII, Coach Faurot would have great success with the option at Missouri.
One way for a manager to explicitly account for the timing and sequencing of risky decisions is through options thinking.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Microsoft's shares climbed even though share grants will henceforth be deducted as an earnings charge, and also despite the fact that Microsoft will restate prior earnings to recognize the cost of options granted under its former plan.
On the other hand, selling an option when you don't own the underlying stock exposes you to potentially steep losses.
5) Thus, where options are being issued with respect to non-publicly traded stock, it is important to make a good faith effort to value the stock at the time of grant of the option (by reference, perhaps, to a valuation formula based on a reasonable multiple of earnings or sales), and to maintain records documenting the derivation of fair market value.
In addressing whether the arrangement was an option in substance, the court noted that mortgage originators could choose not to pay the commitment fee by committing to sell a mortgage loan to Freddie Mac at a specific price.
After developing a stock-price tree, the next step is to calculate the intrinsic value of the option at each terminal node by subtracting the option's exercise price (B8) from the stock price at that node.
CEO pay critics love to attack option mega-grants, frequently defined as an award with a grant value (exercise price times number of shares) of at least 300 percent of the CEO's base salary.
THOUGH THE DROP OPTION is one of the most elementary plays in football, its specific mechanics are often overlooked at the lower levels of the game.
The Option Center offers extensive education and training tools for investors interested in advancing their skill level.