breaking point

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  1. the point at which a person, object, structure, etc., collapses under stress.

  2. the point at which a situation or condition becomes critical.

Origin of breaking point

First recorded in 1895–1900

Words Nearby breaking point Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for breaking point

breaking point

  1. the point at which something or someone gives way under strain

  2. the moment of crisis in a situation

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