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Sandbag

1. Informal; an anti-takeover measure.

2. When a company desires a takeover and it has a potential buyer, a stalling tactic the company uses to find a better buyer without scaring off the buyer it already has.

3. In sales, the practice of a salesperson to delay the completion of a deal until such time as he/she will be able to maximize his/her commission.

sandbag

An action taken by a company to stall an anticipated takeover attempt.
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Potential licensees in the industrial products industry are currently being targeted as candidates to eventually commercialize the Auto Sandbagger on a worldwide basis.
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