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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
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to take an unfortunate loss and turn of events.
"last night took an L, but tonight I bounce back" - Big Sean (2017)
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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
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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
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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
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A sexual position in which two dudes jerk off back to back, and the first guy who cums turns around and releases his load on the other's back.
Dude, I just lost a Mexican Standoff; how do you get rid of cum from your back?
by SemanticsMaster November 09, 2017
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A phrase used by sports announcers to describe a tie or draw game. Use of the term has declined in recent years probably because it is perceived as being politically incorrect and also because the rules of some sports have been modified to reduce or eliminate ties or draws.
How appropriate that the World Cup opener between South Africa and Mexico ended in a Mexican Standoff.
by fetmeister June 11, 2010
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