Gordian knot

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any very difficult problem

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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

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Moldova's referendum on September 5 was envisioned as the sword that would cut the Gordian knot of political deadlock between a coalition of four pro-Western parties and the opposition communists.
lt;p>Halper says "if the Labour government does not help Obama cut the Gordian Knot of Occupation, it will be impossible to achieve an equitable two-state solution.
Easier to cut the Gordian knot by becoming a materialist, or perhaps an atheist.
It looks as if the Conservatives will cut the Gordian Knot through the simple mechanism of abolishing RDAs and devolving power down to councils.
We have cut the Gordian Knot, so the current issue is Volume 42, Number 1, and is dated Winter, 2007.
The Parent report on education did not try to cut the Gordian knot of religious affiliation of schools; it retained the official religious-based boards of education I and schools while limiting the authority of the bishops over the teaching of religion.
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Tuesday cut the Gordian knot by sacking his foreign minister of nine months, Makiko Tanaka.
We've cut the Gordian knot," said Paul Lacouture, Bell Atlantic group president for network services.
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