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Gordian knot

noun [S]     /ˌɡɔː.di.ənˈnɒt/ US  /ˌɡɔːr.di.ənˈnɑːt/
a difficult problem or situation: to cut the Gordian knot (= to deal with problems by taking forceful action)Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
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