sticking point


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Related to sticking point: not to mention, reinstate, in the first place, pat on the back

sticking point

n.
A point, issue, or situation that causes or is likely to cause an impasse.

sticking point

n
a problem or point on which agreement cannot be reached, preventing progress from being made
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sticking point - a point at which an impasse arises in progress toward an agreement or a goal
detail, item, point - an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
Translations

sticking point

[ˈstɪkɪŋˌpɔɪnt] N (fig) → punto m de fricción

sticking point

[ˈstɪkɪŋˌpɔɪnt] n (fig) → punto di stallo, impasse f inv
References in classic literature ?
On his a third time renewing his request, I plainly perceived that something must be done, or my visage was ruined for ever; I therefore screwed up my courage to the sticking point, and declared my willingness to have both arms tattooed from just above the wrist to the shoulder.
She needed the sun to mellow and temper her mood to the sticking point.
As for me, I was consumed by a secret and burning desire to ask the Story Girl if I might see HER home; but I could not screw my courage to the sticking point.
Reid said that negotiators had agreed $38 billion in cuts from current levels for the rest of fiscal year 2011 and a struggle over defunding sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate Planned Parenthood was the sticking point.
The Prime Minister came to a compromise with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg after the issue threatened to become a sticking point in the coalition.
The Sticking Point Solution: 9 Ways to Move Your Business From Stagnation to Stunning Growth in Tough Economic Times" is a guide to avoiding stagnation in one's business, by sticking to one's goals and not straying from them.
Another sticking point is the length of the ceasefire agreement.
50 per segment booking fee is a sticking point in negotiations with Sabre and Amadeus.
Whether you are a real estate developer, owner or investor, concerns about potential environmental liability can be a major sticking point in the transfer of property.
This is a sticking point and chief executive should be demanding that all these companies get relief from a hugely expensive, time-consuming process, which ultimately does not guarantee that fraud won't occur.
The big sticking point to Bush's dream of a hemispheric free trade zone stretching from Alaska to Argentina is U.
Consultation on the future of the site will run for 16 weeks, but the major sticking point is that it will not reopen as a general hospital.

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