a situation, problem, or the like, that is almost impossible to solve or to break away from.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of tar baby
after the tar doll used to trap Brer Rabbit in an Uncle Remus story (1881) of Joel Chandler Harris
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Example sentences from the Web for tar baby
In any case, Mofaz appears to have hit the tar-baby between the eyes.