Certain time or position after which it is impossible to retreat, change course or do something


  • The expression is originated from events in World War II during which pilots in certain planes were aware that for whatever fuel they had, with the help of it they will fly to definite miles. The point or mark when they would reach the key or crucial point was called the point of no return. On reaching that point, they knew that if they headed on from this point or continued their flight, they would not have any fuel to take them back to their home base. So they could neither go ahead nor could they go back.

You cannot cancel the party plan, all guests have been given invitations, so we have reached at point of no return.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Point of No Return':

point of no returnThe point in an aircraft's flight when there is insufficient fuel to reverse direction and return to the place of origin.
point of no returnThe point in any journey, process, or sequence of events when it is no longer possible to reverse course or stop the process.
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