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Mexican standoff

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a point in a struggle where neither side is capable of winning or willing to give in
  • in the battle over bedtime the parents and their son are at a Mexican standoff

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The first known use of Mexican standoff was in 1876

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“Mexican standoff.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/Mexican%20standoff. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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