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pressure point

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Human
pressure pointˈpressure point noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 SERIOUS SITUATIONa place or situation where there may be trouble 🔊 a pressure point for racial tension2 HBHa place on the body that can be pressed, either to stop bleeding or to help make you feel better
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pressure pointSome or the political personalities saw it as a new political pressure point on the Westminster government.As she held him she searched for and found the pressure point in his armpit, and stopped the gush of blood.
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