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sticking pointnoun [C]

uk   us  
A ​stickingpoint in a ​discussion is a ​point on which it is not ​possible to ​reach an ​agreement: Exactly how the ​land is to be ​divided up is the ​mainstickingpoint of the ​peacetalks.
(Definition of sticking point from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sticking pointnoun [C]

 us   /ˈstɪk·ɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt/
a ​subject that is very ​difficult to ​reachagreement about: Dividing up the ​land is the ​main sticking point of the ​peacetalks.
(Definition of sticking point from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sticking point”
in Chinese (Simplified) (讨论的)阻塞点,分歧点, 症结…
in Chinese (Traditional) (討論的)阻塞點,分歧點, 癥結…
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