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noun

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.

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Origin of sticking point

First recorded in 1820–30
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sticking point

noun

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