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catch-22

A popular term for a type of paradoxical impossibility, a conundrum in which one can’t comply with a mandate because of illogical rules or conditions; difficult circumstances, from which there is no exit due to mutually conflicting and/or interdependent conditions.
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Whether you love or hate - We are not immune to Catch 22.
Mr Edwards said he hopes to work with Catch 22 in the future, with the possibility of offering work experience to young people involved in the youth project or arranging trips to a glass recycling plant to learn more about the business's work installing cavity wall and loft insulation.
In partnership with Brookshire's, the Catch 22 Foundation provides food for underprivileged families as well as the elderly.
The description of the catch 22 is a contradictory structure based on a process of circular logic, in which each proposition in the sequence denies one of the terms which have been introduced in the previous proposition.
Mock the Week's Angela Barnes and fellow TV comic Paul McCaffrey will share headline duties at Stockton's Catch 22 Comedy Club next weekend.
They need the right training and qualifications so we can tackle this catch 22 situation.
EXPECT the best 'catch' of the day and other fine fresh seafood delights at Bath Street restaurant Catch 22.
Ever popular comedy club Catch 22 will be in full swing on Friday night with another packed line-up of comedians all ready to tickle the funny bones north of the Tees.
Mention the phrase Catch 22 and, if you're as brainy (not to mention good looking) as yours truly, you'll think of the American writer Joseph Heller and his famous novel.
TEESSIDE comedy fans are in for another treat as ever popular monthly comedy club Catch 22 gears up for its April instalment.
The former China White site on Glasgow's Bath Street has been reformed as Catch 22.
Brand new year, brand new season at Catch 22 where the first night of the new year kicks off on Friday, January 29, featuring Alex Boardman and John Lynn with the evening MC'd by Jason Cook.