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logjam

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1 a crowded mass (as of cars) that impedes or blocks movement
  • the presence of an ambulance on the side of the highway created a logjam of rubberneckers who just had to have a look

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2 a point in a struggle where neither side is capable of winning or willing to give in
  • efforts to break the logjam in the talks between union and management

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The first known use of logjam was in 1885

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“Logjam.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/logjam. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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