breaking point

breaking point

noun
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:
1895–1900

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breaking point
 
n
1.  the point at which something or someone gives way under strain
2.  the moment of crisis in a situation

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breaking point break·ing point (brā'kĭng)
n.

  1. The point at which physical, mental, or emotional strength gives way under stress.

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

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