saw-off

saw-off

n
1. a deadlock or stalemate
2. a compromise
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saw-off

(ˈsɔˌɔf, -ˌɒf)

n. Canadian.
1. an arrangement between political rivals by which each agrees not to run for the same office as another.
2. any arrangement that involves concessions.
[1905–10]
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