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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/
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.
(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)
Translations of “point of no return”
in Chinese (Simplified) 无退路的地步, 欲罢不能的地步…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無退路的地步, 欲罷不能的地步…
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