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logjam

noun uk   /ˈlɒɡ.dʒæm/  us   /ˈlɑːɡ-/
[C usually singular] a situation in which neither group involved in an argument can win or gain an advantage and no action can be taken: This is the latest attempt to break the logjam in the peace process. [C] a mass of floating logs that block a river
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