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Mexican standoff (ˈmɛksɪkən ˈstændˌɒf) 

Definitions

noun

  1. (informal) a situation in which neither side in an argument or contest can win   ⇒ I think the situation will be a bit of a Mexican standoff.

Example Sentences Including 'Mexican standoff'

(You can't help picturing two gangsters in a Mexican standoff singing show tunes to each other.
Globe and Mail (2003)
And there's Woo's trademark Mexican standoff scenes, with two opponents holding guns inches from each others ' faces.
Globe and Mail (2003)

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