Logjam meaning

lôg'jăm', lŏg'-
An immovable mass of floating logs crowded together.
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A deadlock, as in negotiations; an impasse.
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An obstacle formed by logs jamming together in a stream.
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An accumulation of unfinished work, unresolved problems, etc.; backlog.
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A deadlock or impasse.
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An excess of logs being conveyed on a river, so that their motion halts.
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(figuratively) A clog or such jam or mess that halts or greatly delays progress.

Efforts to amend the law got sidetracked in an administrative logjam.

A step forward for the minimum wage increase this afternoon, as the Senate cleared the logjam of the Republican filibuster.

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Origin of logjam