vicious circles

variants also vicious cycles
plural of vicious circle
as in cycles
a repeating situation or condition in which one problem causes another problem that makes the first problem worse We're trapped in a vicious circle of needing to borrow money in order to pay debts.

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“Vicious circles.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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