standoff UK US (also stand-off) /ˈstændɒf/ noun [C]
a situation in which agreement in an argument does not seem possible: standoff between sb and sb »

The standoff between potential buyers and sellers has effects throughout the economy.


The major issue hanging over both the stock and bond markets is the budget standoff in Washington

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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