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Gordian knot

Gordian knot

 
pronunciation:
gor di n nat
phrases:
cut the Gordian knot
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in Greek legend, a knot tied by King Gordius of Phrygia and cut by Alexander the Great, after an oracle had said it could be untied only by the next ruler of Asia.
definition 2: a very difficult problem or impasse.
phrase: cut the Gordian knot