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  • n. An intellectual or philosophical issue abounding with seemingly unresolvable problems; a theoretical quandary or impasse.

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Examples

  • One Response to “another “briar-patch” psyop” kei&yuri, nyarlathotep says:

    another “briar-patch” psyop

  • One good reason for a golf tradition of wearing long pants only when the temp is under 85 or so is that when your ball is out of bounds you often have to trudge thru a briar-patch with poison ivey highlights.

    "Obama's Golf Shorts: Should Grown Men Wear Shorts? (PHOTOS, POLL)."

  • Care to join me for a drink before you disappear into your computerized briar-patch?

    Dreams of the Raven

  • You will not expect me to speak on politics -- I have just escaped from that briar-patch, and I am still using linament.

    The Outlook for Canada

  • By and by he saw Peter Rabbit coming down the Lone Little Path from the Green Forest on his way to the dear old briar-patch on the Green

    Tell Me Another Story The Book of Story Programs

  • One morning he surprised a fox eating a rabbit which it had just caught in a briar-patch, and made such a sudden rush upon Reynard that he fled in hot haste, leaving the rabbit for the bear.

    Black Bruin The Biography of a Bear

  • "I sure did," nodded Brown, craning his neck like a turkey in a briar-patch and glaring around.

    The Gay Rebellion

  • To their astonishment no 'possum was there -- neither in the tree, nor the briar-patch beside it, nor anywhere!

    The Boy Hunters

  • You come across him on the street with his briar-patch tangle of beard and dreadlocks, missing teeth, his small thin frame almost disappearing into layers of sweat shirts, and he looks exactly like what he is - homeless.

    Long Beach Press Telegram Most Viewed

  • Plouffe, being no dummy, knows that Rush et al. will simply assume that he's practicing briar-patch reverse psychology and will immediately start to tear Huntsman down as a scarecrow whom the Dems would love to face, thereby demonizing him among the Republican base and ruining his chances before the campaign even begins.

    Hot Air » Top Picks

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