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sticking point

noun
1.
a point, detail, or circumstance causing or likely to cause a stalemate or impasse:
The bill would have gone through the Senate quickly but for one sticking point.
2.
sticking place (def 1).
Origin of sticking point
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
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sticking point

noun
1.
a problem or point on which agreement cannot be reached, preventing progress from being made
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