Definition of sticking point in English:

sticking point

Syllabification: stick·ing point


  • An obstacle to progress toward an agreement or goal: job security has emerged as a key sticking point in negotiations
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    • The prisoners have become a major sticking point to progress on the US-backed road map peace plan.
    • It affords a temporary sticking point in the forward progress of evolution…
    • Start the advanced routine only when you hit a sticking point in your general progress.

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