a sticking point

sticking point

A topic of discussion or debate that results in disagreement. The subject of curfew is often a real sticking point between teenagers and their parents.
See also: point, stick

a sticking point

COMMON A sticking point is a point which people cannot agree about and which stops them achieving something. Talks with the actor broke down, and money was assumed to be the sticking point. The Americans have presented a plan on agriculture, the main sticking point in the trade talks.
See also: point, stick
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