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breaking point

noun [U, S]
 
 
the stage at which a person, company, system, etc. loses control over a situation and can no longer deal with their problems: reach (a) breaking point As hospitals across Britain reach breaking point, NHS bosses have come up with a new plan.at/close to/stretched to (the) breaking point The city's transport system is already stretched to breaking point.
Translations of “breaking point”
in Chinese (Traditional) 爆發點, 失控點, 極限…
in Russian предел…
in Turkish kırılma noktası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 爆发点, 失控点, 极限…
in Polish granica wytrzymałości…
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