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A hidden problem, danger or disadvantage in an apparently ideal situation
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“Yet a closer look at the conditions underlying its provision reveals that the acquisition of education was not an unmitigated good, but a hidden catch-22.”
A problematic situation that is difficult or impossible to escape
“We humans are faced with a catch-22 of our own natures in confronting change.”
Something that is self-contradictory
“This is further complicated by the catch-22 statement of faith, where a man sincerely claims a non-existent malady so that he can be healed.”
Something that needs to be resolved
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Part of a control that responds dynamically as the user moves the pointer over it, as for example in an image map
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A situation in which the solution to one problem creates a chain of problems, each making it more difficult to solve the original one
A situation, typically one involving opposing parties, in which no progress can be made
In a tight spot
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