Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,

Friday word: Zugzwang

Apologies for being late. I bring you a z-word:
Zugzwang: in chess, a situation where one must make a move, but no matter what move one makes, it will weaken one's position.

I've seen it used figuratively in the last year or so, in reference to political decisions...

You can read more details on the original meaning in this article from Wikipedia
Tags: german, noun, wordsmith: med_cat, z

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