Meaning of “Mexican standoff” in the English Dictionary

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"Mexican standoff" in British English

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Mexican standoffnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmek.sɪ.kən ˈstænd.ɒf/ us /ˌmek.sɪ.kən ˈstænd.ɑːf/

a situation in which people on opposite sides threaten each other but neither tries to come to an agreement

(Definition of “Mexican standoff” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)