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point of no return
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Will is character in action.William Mcdougall
- (aviation) The point in an aircraft's flight when there is insufficient fuel to reverse direction and return to the place of origin.
- (idiomatic) The point in any journey, process, or sequence of events when it is no longer possible to reverse course or stop the process.
- A record loss of sea ice in the Arctic this summer has convinced scientists that the northern hemisphere may have crossed a critical threshold beyond which the climate may never recover.
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