cut the Gordian knot


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

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Recent Examples on the Web Can new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak cut the Gordian knot? Ned Temko, The Christian Science Monitor, 26 Oct. 2022

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“Cut the Gordian knot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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