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  1. tar baby

    • IPA[ˈtär ˌbābē]
    • n.
      a difficult problem that is only aggravated by attempts to solve it;a contemptuous term for a black person.
    • noun: tar baby, plural noun: tar babies

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    • 1. informal a difficult problem that is only aggravated by attempts to solve it disposal of nuclear waste was a problem whose solution was endlessly delayed, a tar baby no one wanted anything to do with
    • 2. US offensive a contemptuous term for a black person.