impasse

Definitions

0 Vote up! noun. A road or passage having no exit; a cul-de-sac.
0 Vote up! noun. A situation that is so difficult that no progress can be made; a deadlock or a stalemate: reached an impasse in the negotiations.
0 Vote up! noun. a road with no exit; a cul-de-sac
0 Vote up! noun. a deadlock or stalemate situation in which no progress can be made
0 Vote up! noun. An impassable road or way; a blind alley; cul-de-sac; fig., a position or predicament affording no escape.
0 Vote up! noun. a street with only one way in or out
0 Vote up! noun. a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

Usage

0 Vote up! Talks were expected to continue Thursday, and few on either side expected a long-term impasse.
0 Vote up! So, breaking that impasse is VERY welcome, essential and well over due.
0 Vote up! That was the status quo last Thursday, when, under the collective bargaining laws, the parties meaning the mayor on one side and the unions on the other brought to the commission what is called an "impasse" or stalemate in negotiations, meaning in this case that the parties were deadlocked on one issue, but in agreement on the bulk of the agreement.
0 Vote up! He said a long-term impasse could well get in the way of any national participation.
0 Vote up! Roy attacks the impasse from a different perspective.

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! impasse=i+m+pass...."i m unable to pass the CAT xam...it was my last hope of becoming something good in life...now i am going to become just a middle class person in my life...there is NO ESCAPE from this situation..

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic " impasse=i+m+pass...."i m unable to pass the CAT xam...it was my last hope of becoming something good in life...now i am going to become just a middle class person in my life...there is NO ESCAPE from this situation.." 3 years 4 months ago.