stand-off

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stand-off

noun deadlock, stalemate, impasse, draw, tie, standstill, gridlock, dead heat This could lead to another diplomatic stand-off.
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stand-off

[ˈstændɒf]
A. N (= deadlock) → punto m muerto, callejón m sin salida (Sport) (= stalemate) → empate m
B. CPD stand-off half N (Rugby) → medio m de apertura

stand-off

[ˈstændˌɒf] n (stalemate) → situazione f di stallo
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Of all youth's passions and pleasures, this is the most common and least alloyed; and every flash of Alan's black eyes; every aspect of his curly head; every graceful reach, every easy, stand-off attitude of waiting; ay, and down to his shirt-sleeves and wrist-links, were seen by John through a luxurious glory.
Yes, stand-offs are the most important position on the field yet we play with a utility player who lacks the stand-off skills we need.
He was one of the great running stand-offs of his generation, of that there is no doubt.