log jam

logjam

[lawg-jam, log-]
noun
1.
an immovable pileup or tangle of logs, as in a river, causing a blockage.
2.
any blockage or massive accumulation: a logjam of bills before Congress.

Origin:
1880–85; log1 + jam1

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log jam
 
n
1.  blockage caused by the crowding together of a number of logs floating in a river
2.  a deadlock; standstill

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