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chicken-and-egg Syllabification: chick·en-and-egg
Pronunciation: /ˌCHikənənˈeɡ/

Definition of chicken-and-egg in English:


Denoting a situation in which each of two things appears to be necessary to the other, making it impossible to say which came first.
Example sentences
  • It then becomes a chicken-and-egg situation - without experience, they cannot find work and without work, they cannot gain experience.
  • This, of course, is a chicken-and-egg situation.
  • We have here the classic chicken-and-egg situation.
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