Gordian knot

Definitions of Gordian knot
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n an intricate knot tied by Gordius, the king of Phrygia, and cut by the sword of Alexander the Great after he heard that whoever undid it would become ruler of Asia

Type of:
knot
any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

n any very difficult problem; insoluble in its own terms

Type of:
problem
a question raised for consideration or solution

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