breaking point

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(psychology) stress at which a person breaks down or a situation becomes crucial

the degree of tension or stress at which something breaks

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The 4-episode series 'Breaking Point: High Altitude Warfare School', to be aired every Friday at 10:00 pm till November 09 will give viewers a glimpse of how the soldiers learn the art of mountain and winter warfare; HAWS is the training ground for all High-Altitude Warfare.
"The Breaking Point series has clearly emerged as break through programming on Indian Armed Forces.
The last duration requirement satisfied during the session was recorded as the breaking point. Duration step sizes were increased by 0.1 s each session until the fifth session, after which a PD 0.5-s schedule (PD 0.5) was maintained.
ON C4's SAS: Who Dares Wins last night, we were told 30 blokes on a special forces training course were "about to find their breaking point".
The pressure reaching breaking point, Murray saved both, surviving the first with an epic 24-shot rally, before clobbering a forehand down the line to raise set point.
2 was close to breaking point and fought off five set points in the eighth game.
THREE out of four carers have reached "breaking point" at some point due to the pressure of their role, according to a new poll.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said the overcrowding crisis had stretched the prison system to breaking point and there had been a marked increase in suicides.
Durham prison was built to house 591 inmates with a breaking point of 981.
Data explosion drives networks (and system administrators) to the breaking point
Durham prison was built to house 591 inmates but has an absolute breaking point of 981.
BUSINESSES won't invest in Britain because our road and rail links are at breaking point, a report will claim today.