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A situation in which failure is the only option available.
There are no other moves left. You just have exhausted every other possible option and the chances of a plan actually working after a check mate situation are zero to none.
Steve: I have to read 60 pages/write a 20 page thesis that's due in an hour and I haven't started. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?

Friend: I don't know what to tell you- sounds like a check mate situation to me.
by tamUHra November 01, 2011
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