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noun [countable] cul-de-sac pronunciation in American English /ˌkʌl də ˈsæk/ cul-de-sac pronunciation in American English /ˌkʊl də ˈsæk/ 
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    a situation in which you can make no more progress or from which you cannot escape

    The government has backed itself into another ideological cul-de-sac.

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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