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Gordian knot

noun [S] uk   /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)
Translations of “Gordian knot”
in Chinese (Traditional) 棘手的問題,難辦的事, 棘手的局面…
in Chinese (Simplified) 棘手的问题,难办的事, 棘手的局面…
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