Meaning of “point of no return” in the English Dictionary

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"point of no return" in British English

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point of no returnnoun [ S ]

uk /ˌpɔɪnt əv nəʊ rɪˈtɜːn/ us /ˌpɔɪnt əv noʊ rɪˈtɝːn/

(Definition of “point of no return” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"point of no return" in American English

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point of no returnnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /ˈpɔɪnt əv ˈnoʊ rɪˈtɜrn/

the stage in a process when it is too late to change what you are doing so that you must continue:

Once the contract is signed, we’ve reached the point of no return.

(Definition of “point of no return” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"point of no return" in Business English

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point of no returnnoun [ 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:

In business you know that you may be passing the point of no return when you cannot pay your bills as they fall due.

(Definition of “point of no return” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)