cut the Gordian knot

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Definition of cut the Gordian knot

: to solve a difficult problem in a very direct way by doing something forceful or extreme

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“Cut the Gordian knot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut%20the%20Gordian%20knot. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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