sticking point


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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.
We have reached mutual understanding on a majority of issues; there just remains a single sticking point, which is very important and we will try to address it this evening," Al-Alam Satellite channel quoted Salehi as saying.
However, the fight date was proving a sticking point in negotiations for Smith's promoter Eddie Hearn who didn't Smith faces WBO r
Apply a five step process for handling any generational sticking point.
The demand could be a fresh sticking point, as US-Pakistani relations were frayed before the unilateral US raid, and appear to have worsened since.
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 sources acknowledged that another major sticking point was the degree of autonomy the EAS will have from the Commission, the debate revolving around the quasi-institutional nature of the service.
Lennon is set to be made manager of the Parkhead club before the end of the week but reports claim that a sticking point in negotiations is the possible appointment of an experienced man to help the ex-Celtic captain.
Lennon is set to be made boss of the Parkhead club before the end of the week, but reports claim that a sticking point in negotiations is the possible appointment of an experienced man to help the former Celtic captain, who finished his tenure as interim manager last season with eight consecutive wins in the Clydesdale Bank Premier League.
However, North East grassroots activists voiced doubts that the gulf over the key sticking point of electoral reform could ever be closed.