break the deadlock

break the deadlock

To bring to an end a stalemate, impasse, or standstill. The efforts of the United Nations have finally succeeded in breaking the deadlock between the warring countries. His late-game goal finally broke the deadlock and put his team in the lead.
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He is 9-2 to break the deadlock and 13-10 to net his 18th of the term.
TJFA Under-13s Challenge Cup Round Two Great Ayton 2 Billingham Jnrs 3 BILLINGHAM started well with Jack Hall and Ethan Capes bossing the midfield and new boy Liam Johnson looking good in defence, but it took a long-range effort from Ethan Capes to break the deadlock.
They were given a golden opportunity to break the deadlock in the 74th minute.
The Government doesn t need other dividends than to have an honor to break the deadlock in the difficult geopolitical situation the country found itself through a fault of Yanukovych and Putin .
NEITHER team managed to break the deadlock when Town faced Blackburn at Ewood earlier in the campaign and it's 9/1 at Stan James for the pair to remain scoreless as they renew hostilities.
Neither side could break the deadlock and will face a replay at Ewood Park to determine which team will represent the npower Championship in the semi-finals.
After a goalles first half, caretaker boss Roberto Di Matteo saw Mata break the deadlock eight minutes after the restart.
backed tribunal's Prosecutor Daniel Bellemare to hand over the indictment to Pre-Trial judge Daniel Fransen at this period in time aimed to escalate tension in Lebanon in a bid to obstruct regional efforts to break the deadlock over the court.
Addressing a joint session of the Egyptian parliament's two chambers on Sunday, the Egyptian leader urged Washington and other Mideast peace brokers to "assume their responsibility" to break the deadlock in the peace process.
But Pete Mahon's Saints went in front in the 12th minute when Stuart Byrne released midfield partner Gareth O'Connor, who crossed for Ryan Guy to break the deadlock.
Summary: Rabat - Reuters TV station has lately aired a program saying that Morocco is convinced that autonomy plan is the most realistic solution to break the deadlock situation in the Sahara issue.
Summary: Talks to avert a strike by British Airways cabin crew are continuing as time runs out on efforts to break the deadlock over cost-cutting.
Fulham broke the deadlock in the 19th minute when Andreolli brought down Kamara, the striker sending Roma goalkeeper Alexander Doni the wrong way from the spot to break the deadlock.
Summary: Russia accepts the proposals from the International Atomic Energy Agency that aim to break the deadlock on the Iranian nuclear programme, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said
The Toon forward had a great chance to break the deadlock on 71 minutes when Crooks threaded the ball through to Gardener, and she held off the defenders challenge well - but could only shoot into the side netting.