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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Those differences are what made it so distressing for the young woman at the centre of it, as it turned into a cheap drama, a circus - and pointless footstamping over an irreversible decision only adds to that sensationalism.
The Kikuyu community has already made an irreversible decision to back DP William Ruto to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta in 2022, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has said.
our people have taken the irreversible decision thus the referendum will be held tomorrow," Barzani said during a meeting with the UN chief representative in Iraq, Jan Kubis, at the Kurdish administration headquarters in Salah-Eddine.
Earlier, Saudi Arabia said its offer to send ground troops into Syria in an attempt to bolster and toughen efforts against terrorists is an "irreversible decision." Brig.
Chief executive of the Pensions Regulator Lesley Titcomb said: "Check the facts before you make an irreversible decision. A lifetime's savings could be lost in a moment." Frauds can be reported to the UK's national fraud and internet crime reporting centre, Action Fraud on 0300 1232040.
Anitere Flores, one of the bill sponsors, told her colleagues, "One day to reflect upon the risks of abortion, one day to view an image of the unborn child's ultrasound image, and one day to consult with friends, family and faith are minimal considering the effects that will remain for a lifetime beyond that irreversible decision."
I think it is too significant a tree to let a single young man, together with tree surgeons who have a vested financial interest, make such an important and irreversible decision.
Annuities, which are usually a one-off, irreversible decision, have been controversial in recent years due to falling rates and people not always choosing the best deal for their circumstances.
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.
"It's now very clear that our country is heading to irreversible decision that required unity, trust and commitment from all sides of citizens and leaderships alongside those who might carry deliberate evil plans in contradiction to the popular will of the people of Greater Equatoria and South Sudan as well," partly reads the statement.
"He had an option of coming back to live at home or going to live with his girlfriend Sonia but he took the irreversible decision."
The last witness called, Jeannie Hebert of Shrewsbury, blasted the Board of Selectmen for making an irreversible decision about the dog's life before having it evaluated by a behaviorist.