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shark repellent

noun
1.
any tactic used by a corporation to prevent a takeover by a corporate raider.
Origin of shark repellent
1980-1985
First recorded in 1980-85
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British Dictionary definitions for shark repellents

shark repellents

plural noun
1.
(finance) another name for porcupine provisions
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