Logjam – meaning of the word and examples

A situation in which neither group involved in an argument can win or gain an advantage and no action can be taken. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A mass of floating logs that block a river. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Deadlock, Impasse. (Merriam – Webster)

To break the logjam means to change or deal with a difficult situation which has existed for a long time. (Collins Dictionary)

A deadlock, standstill. (Collins Dictionary)

Blockage caused by the crowding together of a number of logs floating in a river. (Collins Dictionary)

Examples

Pearl River logjam on Louisiana-Mississippi border to be cleared.

https://www.nola.com/environment/index.ssf/2018/08/pearl_river_logjam_on_louisian.html

Logjam for Paris climate ‘rule book’ as end-2018 deadline looms.

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/logjam-for-paris-climate--rule-book--as-end-2018-deadline-looms-10222610

Butting Heads Over a Key Decision? How to Break the Logjam.

https://www.inc.com/will-yakowicz/how-to-make-decisions-when-team-disagrees.html

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