The moment people realize we have a way out of this impasse, the Putin regime will crumble overnight.
In the meantime, expect attitudes to harden—and the country to remain at impasse.
The impasse between Israel and the Palestinians shows little sign of easing.
But I can tell you after doing some digging that the two sides see this impasse very differently.
What do you think is the ideal solution to this impasse right now?
He brought over powers to settle the ecclesiastical "impasse."
And mere abuse of those who point out the impasse cannot change the facts.
And yet—it would be the easiest and wealthiest way out of the impasse, now that Jolyon was gone.
According to them, the investigation into the activities of that ship had come to an impasse.
He got round the impasse by kicking out the foot rest of the third chair.
1851, "blind alley," from French impasse "impassable road, blind alley, impasse," from assimilated form of in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + Middle French passe "a passing," from passer "to pass" (see pass (v.)). Supposedly coined by Voltaire as a euphemism for cul de sac. Figurative use also from 1851.