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Definition of Rubicon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



the Rubicon [singular]
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the point at that a decision has been taken which can no longer be changed Today we cross the Rubicon. There is no going back. From the Rubicon, a stream that formed the border between Italy and Gaul. When Julius Caesar broke the law by crossing it with his army in 49B.C., it led inevitably to war.
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