Mexican standoff

noun

Definition of Mexican standoff

: a situation in which no one emerges a clear winner also : deadlock

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Examples of Mexican standoff in a Sentence

in the battle over bedtime the parents and their son are at a Mexican standoff

First Known Use of Mexican standoff

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Mexican standoff was in 1876

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“Mexican standoff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mexican%20standoff. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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