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English definition of “boiling point”

boiling point

noun (OUT OF CONTROL)   
[S] the point when a situation is about to get out of control and become violent: The situation in the inner city was reaching/at boiling point, so the police were out in force.Turning points and deciding moments [S] the stage at which someone is about to become very angryAnger and displeasure
(Definition of boiling point noun (OUT OF CONTROL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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