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