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whack-a-mole

1. Literally, an arcade game in which the player uses a small rubber mallet to hit robotic toy moles that pop up randomly in holes laid out across the surface of the machine. I love coming to this old arcade. I have a lot of fond memories playing whack-a-mole and skee ball here as a kid.
2. By extension, a situation in which problems continue to arise faster than one is able to solve or cope with them, resulting in piecemeal, incomplete, or temporary results. These dang pop-up ads are so annoying! It's a game of whack-a-mole every time I go online these days! Every time we think we have the software debugged, more problems show up. We've just been playing whack-a-mole from day one!
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Trying to straighten out the supplement market is like playing Whac-a-Mole, but kudos to the federal government for some reinvigorated efforts.
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THERE is an old fairground game called Whac-a-Mole.
The first time I saw somebody playing the game Whac-A-Mole was in an arcade decades ago.
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What we cannot do is think that we are just going to play Whac-A-Mole and send US troops occupying various countries, wherever these organizations pop up," the President said.
Knowing whom to assign blame is like playing Whac-A-Mole.
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It's a Whac-A-Mole situation," says Jocelyn Larkin, who filed an amicus brief in Genesis on behalf of California-based Impact Fund, which provides support and funding to litigation concerning civil rights.