point of no return

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point of no return

A colloquial term for a critical biochemical event that indicates lethal, irreversible changes in cells following ischemic cell injury.
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Local primary care trusts have told us this is an irreversible decision, so it's really a case of like it or lump it.
Unison regional officer Howard Pink said: "It's appalling that Durham County Council is considering such a drastic and irreversible decision.
But nuclear campaigner Roger Higman has warned against making an irreversible decision on nuclear disposal.
If in any doubt always consult your local vet before making any irreversible decision.
Whether or not the SLC remains in existence given the latest developments in district court, we continue to believe shareholders should not be expected to make an irreversible decision on the Armor merger without being fully informed of Oshkosh Truck's view of the situation.
It is a legally binding and irreversible decision by all 28 leaders," he told a joint press conference with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker after the two-day summit.
He welcomed South Sudan s leaders bold and irreversible decision to sign a peace agreement, calling on them to ensure this means South Sudan s guns will be silenced for good.
We are not demanding a no vote, we are simply asking that councillors slow down the indecent haste which it appears this deal is being forced through and allow each of us time to consult with both the City Council and Wasps before any irreversible decision is taken.
If we leave the UK it is an irreversible decision which will, as Baroness Smith, writes, dictate the future of our children, our children's children and their children to come.
But why go through with an irreversible decision without trying?
Richard said if you buy an annuity with your pension you make a one-off irreversible decision, depending on what you choose, and it's possible that after you die the fund and the income are gone.
However, today a senior foreign affairs official, Mutrif Siddig called the move against the aid groups "an irreversible decision.