Gordian knot Old form(s): Gordian-knot
apparently unsolvable problem, extreme difficulty
Cym II.ii.34[Iachimo to himself, of Innogen's bracelet] As slippery as the Gordian knot was hard
H5 I.i.46[Canterbury to Ely, of King Henry] Turn him to any cause of policy, / The Gordian knot of it he will unloose
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