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a chicken and egg situation

informal
a ​situation in which it is ​impossible to say which of two things ​existed first and which ​caused the other one
(Definition of a chicken and egg situation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “a chicken and egg situation”
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸡与蛋孰先难定的情况, 因果难定的情形…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雞與蛋孰先難定的情況, 因果難定的情形…
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