Mexican standoff

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Noun1.Mexican standoff - a situation in which no one can emerge as a clear winnerMexican standoff - a situation in which no one can emerge as a clear winner
situation - a complex or critical or unusual difficulty; "the dangerous situation developed suddenly"; "that's quite a situation"; "no human situation is simple"
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By WACHIRA MAINAKenya is in a classic Mexican standoff, defined as a confrontation between two or more parties in which none can win.
Moland and Aakeson's work is closer to Hong's in that the narrative (and attendant comedy) hinges on a shiftless and incompetent police force -- unwilling to step out of the squad car to dispense a parking ticket, likely to barf at the sight of a corpse and, as demonstrated after the film's climactic Mexican standoff, likely to burst into tears.
At least it looks like there was no Mexican standoff.
Mexican Standoff - This 2-player mini-game will pit players against each other in a duel, and the one who draws and poops first wins.
Food prices came into sharp focus last week when Tesco and Unilever became locked in a Mexican standoff over a potential price hike on key products.
The film's final Mexican standoff is truly unforgettable, as much for its drawn-out, meticulously constructed take on the classic Western scene as for its soaring trumpet solo.
Once the ' highway of death', it was a pock- marked metaphor for Sri Lanka's 26- year Mexican standoff.
Saxton's affmity for Tarantino is noticeable in the characters' double-crossing nature, badass tough talk and occasional pithy one-liners, as well as in the graphic violence, right down to a Mexican standoff that recalls a late scene in "Reservoir Dogs.
In 2005 she released a trilogy of albums, Don't Ask Don't Tell, Mexican Standoff and Got No Strings, followed by ToHeavenURide in 2007.
5 minute films Santa, the Fascist Years and Bill's Mexican Standoff for its French and British channels and for distribution on iTunes; Middle-East based Prime Pictures has closed two major deals with a local Pay TV and a free to air network.
Layering sampled speech and sounds created with an analog synthesizer, Laurent Dailleau's music for the performance Mexican Standoff, 2008, fueled a tension that never slackened in its nearly fifty minutes.