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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You owe it to yourself to dress full-time for three years before you make that irreversible decision.
It's an irreversible decision that we need to think seriously about.
Purchasing annuities is a one-off irreversible decision so be 100 per cent sure about the facts.
An irreversible decision, notified 16 hours before the event, when a simple alternative would have sufficed: a warning of potential closures to allow alternative plans to be made by parents and employers, just in case the forecast prevailed.
To close a school simply because it is now uneconomic is a very brutal, probably irreversible decision.
The idea that there had been an irreversible decision taken there is one of these conspiracy theories that come in and out of the saga," he said.
We do not say never to the euro, but we do want Britain rush into an irreversible decision with profound economic and constitutional implications, and we are definitely saying NO to an early British national referendum on this issue.
After all, the time will come, very quickly, when your children will develop their own irreversible decision making processes on all fronts.
The plan comes as Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust is preparing to transfer its adult A&E department from Ormskirk to Southport in August 2005,an irreversible decision approved by government in 1999.
I am worried that many retirees are so concerned by the continuing market uncertainty and the pressure of having to buy an annuity - an irreversible decision that will determine their pension income for the rest of their lives in that they are making long term investment decisions based on short term outcomes,'' says Peter Quinton,managing director of The Annuity Bureau.
Some react to infidelity by taking irreversible decisions.
Tehran will never take irreversible decisions pursuant to a possible nuclear deal either.