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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.
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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.
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Translations of “breaking point”
in Chinese (Simplified) 爆发点, 失控点, 极限…
in Turkish kırılma noktası…
in Russian предел…
in Chinese (Traditional) 爆發點, 失控點, 極限…
in Polish granica wytrzymałości…
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