Meaning of “tipping point” in the English Dictionary


"tipping point" in Business English

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tipping pointnoun [ S ]

uk us

a time during an activity or process when an important decision has to be made or when a situation changes completely:

a tipping point in sth Many developed countries are getting close to a tipping point in their attitude to the environment.
be at a tipping point Employers could find themselves at a tipping point, where so few employees participate in their health-care plans it threatens their ability to obtain group coverage.
reach/approach/near a tipping point Employee anger over pay violations in the restaurant industry may have reached a tipping point.

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