Meaning of (A) CATCH-22 in English
- (A) CATCH-22
(a) catch-22 | a catch-22 situation
( informal ) a difficult situation from which there is no escape because you need to do one thing before doing a second, and you cannot do the second thing before doing the first :
I can't get a job because I haven't got anywhere to live but I can't afford a place to live until I get a job—it's a catch-22 situation.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005