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    deadline/ standoff

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me whether Iíve chosen the proper meaning of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    The deadline for securing the budget for the coming year was missed due to a standoff between the European Parliament and the governments of the 27 member states.

    deadline = he point in time at which something must be completed

    standoff = impasse

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: deadline/ standoff

    Yep, that's correct.

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