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The moment of greatest strain at which someone or something gives way:‘the refugee crisis reached breaking point’‘her nerves were stretched to breaking point’
utmost, breaking point, extremity, greatest extent, ultimate, end point, the bitter endView synonyms
- ‘Can hope be discovered and sustained for those who have gone beyond their breaking point?’
- ‘The brutal battle raged all day as wave after wave of enemy infantry and tanks were hurled against defences strained to breaking point.’
- ‘We all have our breaking points, and this just happened to be mine.’
- ‘Those things have to be worked out, but things are getting to the breaking point.’
- ‘Their unwillingness to be open and honest will be the breaking point of any decommissioning process.’
- ‘That information was then used to identify detainee breaking points.’
- ‘The issues were slightly more complex than that, but that was the final breaking point really.’
- ‘I tried to get down as fast as I could, bringing my comfort level past the breaking point.’
- ‘Which means, effectively, sending more people to prison at a time when our prisons are straining to breaking point.’
- ‘I used to consider myself a strong person but everybody has their breaking point.’
- ‘We are deluged with trivial information and pointless musings which strain the patience to breaking point.’
- ‘The breaking point was when we started to control another nation.’
- ‘Credibility is strained to near breaking point by incidents like this but never quite snaps.’
- ‘After years of barking up the wrong tree, I have reached the breaking point.’
- ‘The people are labouring beyond their breaking points, all for nothing.’
- ‘Women frolic, men pose and the sun scorches the sand while relationships are strained to breaking point.’
- ‘He knows very well the breaking point at which people lose their patience and give him a thrashing.’
- ‘The breaking point came when she heard of a big bomb blast in one of the busy markets in Delhi that her parents frequented.’
- ‘If anything, they are likely to keep on increasing until a breaking point is reached.’
- ‘I can look back and see my breaking points as well as the points where I started to put myself back together.’
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