sticking-place

sticking-place

The issue or point that halts forward progress. I have a feeling that this section of the contract will be a sticking-place, as neither of them wants to concede any funds to the other.
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Faced with her husband's intransigence in the matter of Duncan's murder she urges him to "But screw your courage to the sticking-place / And we'll not fail" (1.
IMPORTANT ROLE Sir Ian McKellen, patron of the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain is keen to support amateur theatre groups across Britain SCREW YOUR COURAGE TO THE STICKING-PLACE Andrew Barella and Corinne Kilvington will play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
Was it not possible for Gordon Brown to, as the Scottish Play has it, screw his courage to the sticking-place and decide that the first Speaker driven from office for over 300 years would not go to the Lords?
and she answers, "But screw your courage to the sticking-place and we'll not fail," we feel the absence of a co-star more keenly than at any other time in the evening.
TONY Blair has finally screwed his courage to the sticking-place, and we must follow his lead.
Like Lady Macbeth, she began screwing her husband's courage to the sticking-place," writes Farndale.