I have not heard the expression in decades now. I wonder why? Prior to that we used to hear the question, "What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?" Last week the answer came to me when I was thinking about the behavior of two people where neither is willing to change their position. I drew on physics for the answer.
Let's work backwards. An immovable object must have huge mass to prevent it from moving. And, an irresistible force is one that has an unlimited - infinite - source of energy behind it. Energy is mass, so the two combine their masses.
When two huge or unlimited mass-energy systems come together, the combined mass is increased in density, because both the immovable object and the irresistible force command ever increasing mass, eventually enough mass is concentrated in a small enough area to form a black hole. As the energy source keeps entering the black hole, it become super-massive, and it consumes the entire energy supply of both. All matter and energy is collapsed into a singularity in the black hole - "destroyed" as far as any observer is conserned.
So, when an irresistible force meets and immovable object, a black hole is created and everything is destroyed.
If you want to apply this in interpersonal relationships, the answer is simple. The result is a lose-lose situation.
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