Mexican standoff


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Mexican standoff

slang An impasse, deadlock, or stalemate from which no party involved will or can emerge victorious. Also written "stand-off." (Note: This phrase may be considered offensive to Mexicans or those of Mexican heritage.) Primarily heard in US. No one on the board of directors was willing to compromise their position on the issue, and with each of us having veto power, it looked like we were heading into a Mexican standoff.
See also: Mexican
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The layering of analog and digital techniques for production and reproduction is central to the work's meaning, but Mexican Standoff is no mere display of technique.
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His movies are formulaic but the formula is unique, a wild collision of things - the rupture of narrative time, rougher and more radical than Godard's; the layering of quotations from other movies; the characters besotted by their own eloquence; the Mexican standoff; the petty conversation carried on during horrendous violence.
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