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Vested interest
 
Meaning: Special clothing or uniforms worn to show that one has a right to be what they claim to be, that they have been invested in a certain rank.
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Origin: By the 18th century, 'vested' had come to mean 'established', definitely assigned to something or someone. By the 19th century, vested interest had become a legal term meaning a right to property, and from there it was transferred to mean a personal involvement or stake in something.

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Vicious circle
 
Meaning: A situation in which a difficulty leads to a further difficulty that leads back to the original one.
Example:
Origin: The expression was originally a technical term in logic for a fallacious mode of reasoning by which a proposition that has been employed to establish a conclusion is then proved by that conclusion... Executive summary: a circular argument.


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