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dealbreaker

A specific issue or thing that will cause an agreement, deal, or relationship to fail or be terminated. He told me he never wanted to have kids, which is a dealbreaker for me, so we decided to end the relationship then and there. The insurgency's insistence on maintaining a political presence was a dealbreaker for the truce negotiations.
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It seems the idea that a directly-elected mayor for our part of the world - a must-beincluded element of any devolution agreement as far as the Conservatives are concerned - may not be a deal-breaker after all.
Austerity 'deal-breaker' "Austerity is the only deal-breaker," Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis wrote in a Project Syndicate blog entry.
Kwik Fit's study also revealed that for almost half of all potential buyers, an incomplete service history is a deal-breaker, as they would not even consider purchasing a vehicle without it.
A deal-breaker for the DoJ's antitrust division that could cost Myrtle Beach its sole daily flight to Reagan National, the new carrier would control 69 percent of the takeoff and landing slots at the terminal.
I don't think anything's going to be a deal-breaker, I just expect one or two more get-togethers which will happen very shortly.
A deal-breaker also might be a big engine or transmission problem.
The problem is, every time we start to disagree he brings up the rule - to him, it's a deal-breaker.
But he said: "Worst-case scenario we are five points off - it's not a deal-breaker.
However, the clash is not considered a deal-breaker on geographical grounds and, with the Henlow event starting six days earlier, first round eliminations there could still be entered for the Sunderland competition.
I wouldn''t have thought having a new stadium was a complete deal-breaker this time around for Saints given all the other things they bring to the Super League party.
Luckily there is something you can do to improve body odour so this doesn't have to be a deal-breaker - all you need to do is pluck up the courage to discuss it.
It was not immediately clear whether this was just a snag or a deal-breaker.
There's still one or two things to be ironed out in his contract but nothing that I see as being a deal-breaker," he said.
Any give in the Berkshire turf would be welcomed, but it would not be a deal-breaker if it does not rain.
Deal or No Deal'': Dumb is no longer a deal-breaker.