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Gordian knot

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Gordian knot/ˈgoɚdijən-/noun
pluralGordian knots
Gordian knot
/ˈgoɚdijən-/
noun
pluralGordian knots
Learner's definition of GORDIAN KNOT  
[count]
: a complicated and difficult problem

cut the Gordian knot

: to solve a difficult problem in a very direct way by doing something forceful or extreme
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