sticking point

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  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.

Origin of sticking point

First recorded in 1820–30

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British Dictionary definitions for sticking point

sticking point

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

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