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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
Translations of “a chicken and egg situation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 雞與蛋孰先難定的情況, 因果難定的情形…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鸡与蛋孰先难定的情况, 因果难定的情形…
(Definition of a chicken and egg situation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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