point of no return

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point of no return

n. pl. points of no return
1. The point in a course of action beyond which reversal is not possible.
2. The point in the flight of an aircraft beyond which there is insufficient fuel for return to the starting point.

point of no return

n
1. a point at which an irreversible commitment must be made to an action, progression, etc
2. a point in a journey at which, if one continues, supplies will be insufficient for a return to the starting place

point′ of no′ return′


n.
1. the point in a flight at which an aircraft will lack sufficient fuel to return to its starting point.
2. the critical point in an undertaking where one has committed oneself irrevocably to a course of action.
[1940–45]

point of no return

A point along an aircraft track beyond which its endurance will not permit return to its own or some other associated base on its own fuel supply.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.point of no return - a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment
dividing line, demarcation, contrast, line - a conceptual separation or distinction; "there is a narrow line between sanity and insanity"
Translations
point de non retour

point of no return

n to reach the point of no return (also) (fig) → arrivare a un punto da cui non è più possibile tornare indietro
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