hairball

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hairball (plural hairballs)

  1. 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.
  2. (slang, figuratively) A messy, tangled, intractable, stay-away-from-it issue.
    The contract negotiations are turning into a real hairball.

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