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Gordian knot

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishGordian knotGor‧di‧an knot /ˌɡɔːdiən ˈnɒt $ ˌɡɔːrdiən ˈnɑːt/ noun 🔊 🔊 cut/untie the Gordian knot
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Gordian knotMany of us have learned the legend of Alexander the Great and the Gordian Knot.A similar attempt to cut the Gordian knot of Chapter 4 also proves to be fallacious.Wine and women-here we have the Gordian knot of the crisis.If Gorbachev expects to untie the Gordian knot, he has over-estimated his powers.
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