Зайти в тупик

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Description (описание): зайти́ в тупи́к

Meaning (значение):

to reach a deadlock, be at a deadlock, reach an impasse


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Related expressions (связанные выражения):

оказа́ться в безвы́ходном положе́нии (to be in a desperate position)

Examples (примеры):

  1. За недоста́тком ули́к сле́дствие по де́лу зашло́ в тупи́к.
    Due to lack of evidence, investigation of the case was stalled.
  2. Экспе́рты счита́ют, что перегово́ры ме́жду Украи́ной и ЕС по созда́нию зо́ны свобо́дной торго́вли зашли́ в тупи́к.
    Experts believe that the negotiations between Ukraine and the EU about establishing a free trade zone reached an impasse.
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