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English definition of “pressure point”

pressure point

noun [C] uk   us  

pressure point noun [C] (BODY)

a place on the body where an artery (= tube carrying blood from the heart) is close to the surface of the skin, where it can be pressed to partly stop the flow of blood

pressure point noun [C] (SITUATION)

a place or situation that is likely to cause trouble: Hospitals are a pressure point for the entire health system.
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