Pac-Man defense

[ pak-man ]
/ ˈpækˌmæn /

noun

a defensive tactic against a hostile takeover in which the targeted company makes its own bid to take over the hostile firm.

Origin of Pac-Man defense

First recorded in 1980–85; after Pac-Man, a character in a video game that devours its attackers
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