(also vicious cycle)
Definition of vicious circle in English:
A sequence of reciprocal cause and effect in which two or more elements intensify and aggravate each other, leading inexorably to a worsening of the situation: they were caught in a vicious circle—in low-paid jobs because they were women, while the jobs were low-paid because women did them
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- She paints a grim portrait of divorce's vicious circle of depleted resources, emotional and financial.
- Once this vicious circle is ingrained, any person who warns an employer is within his rights.
- To break this vicious circle, leaders need to model a different way of treating others.
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