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A stoppage or restriction of or by the indicated thing: gridlock/ job lock/ marriage lock/ timelock

[1980+; modeled on gridlock; perhaps based on wrestling holds called locks]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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