Definition of breaking point noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


breaking point

BrE BrE//ˈbreɪkɪŋ pɔɪnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreɪkɪŋ pɔɪnt//
(also break point) [uncountable]
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the time when problems become so great that a person, an organization or a system can no longer deal with them to be at/to reach breaking point to be stretched to breaking point
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: breaking point