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English definition of “point of no return”

point of no return

noun [S] uk   us  
the stage at which it is no longer possible to stop what you are doing and when its effects cannot now be avoided or prevented: Russia, he said, had reached the point of no return on the road to reform and had to go forward. Scientists fear that global warming has gone beyond the point of no return.
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