The moment of greatest strain at which someone or something gives way: the tense situation reached the breaking point late last week her nerves were stretched to the breaking point
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- I tried to get down as fast as I could, bringing my comfort level past the breaking point.
- That information was then used to identify detainee breaking points.
- 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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