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The description reads "Blindly refuse defeat", which is about as clear as mud. What do I need to do to earn this achievement?

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Like Alexander the Great and the Gordian Knot, you have to cut your iPhone in half. – celion Mar 27 '11 at 13:09
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To gain the Gordian achievement you need to finish a level having used all the available rope. When you do so you end up with something looking more or less like a knot.

As celion pointed out, this is a reference to Alexander and the Gordian Knot.

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And then manage to tie it off? I've unspooled all the rope once or twice, but never managed to tie the rope off at the same time. – Margaret Mar 30 '11 at 10:07
@Margaret Yes, you must still manage to tie it off, it takes some trial and error but it's definitely possible. – Gustav Kores Mar 30 '11 at 13:20
Achieved! Huzzah! – Margaret Apr 2 '11 at 14:19
This is very easily achieved on the very first level. I got this achievement without realizing that you don't have to use up all the rope. – Ben May 24 '15 at 7:53

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