sticking point


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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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8221; These sticking points lead to misunderstanding, irritation, and stereotyping that hurts results and gets teams stuck.
The remaining sticking points are the job descriptions of Ashton's deputies, the extent to which the EAS would be attached to the Commission and Ashton's declaration of political accountability.
One of the key sticking points in reaching agreement is the opening of Gaza's borders.
The money on offer was believed to be the sticking point.
But a sticking point over so-called stand down time has suddenly emerged.
Conniff pointed out that Kucinich has one sticking point with the "grassroots progressive base"--the issue of abortion.
Of course, the real sticking point is that hard-line Muslims represent the most powerful faction within the UN-created artificial "nation" of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
The first is the attitude of the Arab group of nations on the question of Israel, because I believe that is the sticking point of the whole situation.
Neither Graham nor his agent would comment on his position but one potential sticking point with Graham is his compensation case against Spurs, which is due to begin next week.
However, the US refusal to sell Chile advanced air-to-air missiles with US-made F-16 jets could prove to be a sticking point.
Accelerate out of the hole and through the sticking point as powerfully as possible with good form.
For many who would like to make a laptop their primary PC, the main sticking point has been the laptop's notorious lack of power.
It would seem that space was the sticking point, the quality which separated Schindler's work from his contemporaries and, because critics like Hitchcock did not understand what Schindler was doing, the generator of those 'arbitrary and brutal effects'.
The Prime Minister came to a compromise with Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg after the issue threatened to become a sticking point in the coalition.
League bosses revealed an agreement had not been reached before the imposed deadline with financial constraints believed to be the major sticking point.