point of no return

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Synonyms for point of no return

a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment

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In that time of hormone-fuelled experimentation and startling self-realisation, when sexuality is wonderfully fluid, it's important to stumble and fall - sometimes spectacularly - before nervously crossing the Rubicon into adulthood.
Which Roman general ignited civil war by crossing the Rubicon river with his army in 49 BC?
When he served as president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Havel spoke for these largely-ignored patriots of affected lands when he stated, "This is crossing the Rubicon, after which there will be no more sovereign states in Europe .
The Rubicon River was the dividing line, and thus Julius Caesar's crossing the Rubicon represented an attempt to seize power by military means and marked the end of the Roman Republic.
When they look around the Greene King IPA Championship and see Bristol employing anyone who can chew gum and walk simultaneously and London Scottish and Jersey crossing the Rubicon into the ranks of full time rugby, co-existence is a worthy goal in itself.