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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logjam

noun
1. any stoppage attributable to unusual activity; "the legislation ran into a logjam" 
2. an immovable mass of logs blocking a river 
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