Hairball meaning

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A rounded mass of partially digested hair forming in the stomach or intestines of cats and certain other animals that lick their coat.
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A small mass of hair in the stomach or intestine of an animal, such as a cat, that is accumulated when the animal swallows hair while licking its coat.
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A small wad of fur or mass of hair formed in the digestive system of a cat or other animal, from hair ingested while grooming.
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(slang, figuratively) A messy, tangled, intractable, stay-away-from-it issue.

The contract negotiations are turning into a real hairball.

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A small mass of hair in the stomach or intestine of an animal, such as a cat, that is accumulated when the animal swallows hair while licking its coat.
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