Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Word(s) of the Day: Gordian Knot


Gordian knot: Noun
1. An exceedingly complicated problem or deadlock.
2. An intricate knot tied by King Gordius of Phrygia and cut by Alexander the Great with his sword after hearing an oracle promise that whoever could undo it would be the next ruler of Asia.
Ex. Parenting small children is a Gordian knot, especially when you let them play with your yarn.

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