lady macbeth strategy

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Lady Macbeth strategy
informal a strategy in a takeover battle in which a third party makes a bid acceptable to the target company, appearing to act as a white knight but subsequently joining forces with the original (unwelcome) bidder
[C20: after Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth (1605)]

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