Meaning of “breaking point” in the English Dictionary

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"breaking point" in American English

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breaking pointnoun [ C ]

/ˈbreɪ·kɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt/

the stage at which you lose control over yourself or over a situation:

We’ve been working 18 hours a day and we are all at the breaking point.

(Definition of “breaking point” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"breaking point" in Business English

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breaking pointnoun [ U, S ]

uk us

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.

(Definition of “breaking point” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)