sticking point

/ˈstɪkɪŋ pɔɪnt/ (say 'stiking poynt)

noun
1. a point at which further progress is impeded or becomes impossible: *the main sticking point was the company's plan to reduce night penalty rates and staff numbers –aap news, 2000.
2. sticking place.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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