its a catch 22

Its a catch 22 is what many people say when they are describing a situation with very little positive outcomes available to them. A catch 22 is when a situation with a desired outcome or solution is rather impossible to achieve because of a set of circumstances, illogical rules or conditions. For instance, if you have to work to make money in order to buy a car but you need a car in order to get to work, that is a catch 22.