a vicious circle


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a vicious circle

a difficult situation that cannot be improved because one problem causes another problem that causes the first problem again I get depressed so I eat and then I gain weight which depresses me so I eat again - I'm caught in a vicious circle.
See also: circle, vicious
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Big Sam said: "As hard as we try to prevent injuries, it is an impossibility because of the demand on the players - and that demand comes because the player wants ever more money to play for you, so it's a vicious circle.
Everton appear to be trapped in a vicious circle of their own making.
Violence is a vicious circle and we should not be surprised when "terrorists" hit back at us when we invade their countries.
It is a vicious circle problem and you can only deal with that calmly and by dominating your nerves," said Wenger.
Commenting on authority discussions in jurisdiction, President Abdullah Gul said, "this is a vicious circle.
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This, under the current proposal, would be a contribution or 'tax' levied on the weak and could be the final straw, causing a vicious circle of insolvencies.
They enter a vicious circle where there is no way out.
Surely by using such criteria a vicious circle is created.
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A vicious circle could be very vicious, and the Fed wants to avoid this possibility.
ANKARA, Feb 18, 2010 (TUR) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul expressed his regret over recent discussions about judiciary and added, "this is a vicious circle.
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Although bribery might bring short-term benefits to a company, such practices led quickly to a vicious circle, said Dommel.