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21.
The awkward scenario where one person goes to kiss another on the cheek and the recipient moves for the mouth (or vice versa). This results in a repeated back and forth movement where both parties keep moving to rectify their facial position, creating a kung fu movie visual.
Andre attempted to say goodbye by kissing Lena on the cheek, however, Lena was looking for more, causing quite a Mexican Standoff between the two of them.
by Snocap September 20, 2006
 
1.
n : a situation in which no one can emerge as a clear winner. A poor man's Mutally Assured Destruction
That dude had a gun pointed to my head but I had a knife in his gut -- we were in a Mexican Standoff.
by Loogoo Maloogoo September 24, 2003
 
2.
It refers to a no-win/no-lose situation. It does not require three participants; two is enough.
There's a 19th Century story in Mexico that illustrates the Mexican Standoff very well. Two horse carriages going in the opposite direction entered a narrow street and met halfway through. Neither could move forward, and each insisted that the other back his horse carriage up. Each sent servants for foor and water, and both stayed firm for several days, until the authorities made both of them back up.
by Robert H94121 August 31, 2007
 
3.
a situation that nobody can triumph in, especially one where all people involved have guns
The Mexican standoff has become a cliche in movies.
by Light Joker October 09, 2006
 
4.
When you take six paces from a girl, spin 180 degrees, and masterbate furiously at her face.
I gave Kim a furious mexican standoff last night.
by Jerktart July 31, 2011
 
5.
This is when you go into a public restroom, into a stall and another person comes in and sits in the stall next to you. Neither of you drop a deuce, waiting for the other to drop first. It makes for a sometimes tense situation
Damn... I was just in the men's room and got caught in a mexican standoff. I finally got up and left. I'm going to give it another try in a few minutes.
by Capt. Crapper November 28, 2009
 
6.
A situation in which multiple (3+) gun weilding people are all pointing their shit at each other. They hold out to shoot until someone fucks it up and everybody dies.
The snitch in Reservoir Dogs must have been like "man im fuckin up theres a mother fuckin mexican standoff going down in this mother fucker. fuck.'
by speede September 21, 2006
 
7.
A situation in which weapons, espcially guns, are pointed or aimed at a number of persons by a number of persons.
There's a mexican stand off in the movie True Romance.
by HybridFlare June 20, 2005