COMMON PHRASE: The expression 'catch-22' is used a lot, but it started in Joseph Heller's novel 'Catch-22' that takes place in Italy during World War II. It describes the conundrum of pilots who can ... more 
COMMON PHRASE: The expression 'catch-22' is used a lot, but it started in Joseph Heller's novel 'Catch-22' that takes place in Italy during World War II. It describes the conundrum of pilots who can be taken out of rotation if they say they're crazy--- but opting out of deadly runs proves they are not, in fact crazy, because wanting to stay alive is a sane decision. less 
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