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greenmail,

payment, by a corporation that is a takeover target, of a premium price for the shares of its stock that have been accumulated by the potential buyer. In exchange, the potential buyer stops the takeover bid.

Greenmail

When companies threaten to close or relocate (often to another country) if they are forced to comply with environmental laws.
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But her prize, who was forced to marry her, immediately goes to war after they are wed without so much as a goodbye kiss, but he does say that he will only really be hers if she has his child.
Kasabian Goodbye Kiss From last year's Velociraptor
And there was a jarring level of self-consciousness about songs with a more tender edge, like Thick as Thieves, La Fe Verte, and particularly, Goodbye Kiss.
xxx FEATHERSTONE Janet (Sister) She left us all without a goodbye kiss, She was the kind of sis we will miss.
KISS THE SUMMER GOODBYE Kiss the summer goodbye Let your dreams Fall into autumn Remember when the summer Was hot and wet No regrets We just got on with it The news flew by us Like a flock of birds Troubles melted like sunsets Broken hearts fell into the river Hopes and dreams Looked like magazines Where did the summer go?
WHILE being shocked at the goodbye kiss being banned at Warrington Station I am appalled by what I witnessed at Central Station on Friday afternoon.
Reportedly, Zaidi had shouted 'This is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog'.
Throwing the shoes at Bush was the best goodbye kiss ever .
Billy was comforting me by giving me a goodbye kiss.
The gossip has barely died down over her and Fred, but Audrey (Sue Nicholls, left) sets tongues wagging once again when she gives Bill Webster a very public goodbye kiss in The Rovers Return.
Pic version of Massimo Carlotto's cult pulp novel, "The Goodbye Kiss," emerges as only an OK crimer about a cold-blooded killer.
Adam gets a goodbye kiss from colleague Gill Aston as he marks his last day after close to 50 years with the same Company.