a vicious circle

[ˈvɪʃəsˈ sər-kəl ] 
jelentése/ meaning:
ördögi kör

vicious= harapós, gonosz, rossz
a situation which makes itself worse, so that there is little chance of improvement

"Look out, it's a vicious circle!"
  • The fatter I get, the unhappier I am, so I eat to cheer myself up, which makes me fatter yet. It's a vicious circle.
  • All of these factors have contributed to a vicious circle.