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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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A little unsettling, sure, but certainly not a deal-breaker.
The school district's decision was considered to be a deal-breaker for Glens Falls.
Also, amenities will become a deal-breaker since 70% of consumers would book elsewhere if there was no air conditioning at the accommodation, according to the survey.
The fact that he is yet to lead his country to win is a deal-breaker for many fans in this argument.
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.
While companies like ArcelorMittal, Rio Tinto, Essar Steel and JSW Steel responded to the tenders, several of the respondents sought assured offtake of production in proportion to their equity stake for their own captive consumption, which proved to be a deal-breaker.
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.
7m) from shedding the business and a disagreement on such a price could prove a deal-breaker, the sources told the agency.
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.
Ladies: If your boyfriend says he completely doesn't identify with Coop, then that's 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.
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.