variants or catch-22s
plural of catch-22
as in land mines
a danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized the drug lowers cholesterol, but the catch-22 is that it mainly lowers good cholesterol

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as in problems
a situation in which one has to choose between two or more equally unsatisfactory choices an environmental catch-22: building wind farms results in scenic eyesores; not building wind farms results in greater pollution from fossil fuels

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“Catch-22's.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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