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pivot

  

      n  
1    a short shaft or pin supporting something that turns; fulcrum  
2    the end of a shaft or arbor that terminates in a bearing  
3    a person or thing upon which progress, success, etc., depends  
4    the person or position from which a military formation takes its reference, as when altering position  
      vb  
5    tr   to mount on or provide with a pivot or pivots  
6    intr   to turn on or as if on a pivot  
     (C17: from Old French; perhaps related to Old Provençal pua tooth of a comb)  


pivot bridge  
      n      another name for       swing bridge  
pivot grammar  
      n     (Psychol)   a loose grammar said to govern two-word utterances by children  
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n.
point of view
In cinema, refers to camera technique (caméra subjective).
n.
the point where a minor change turns into a major and irreversible one
[Bus.] E.g. : Some have anticipated that social media would be the tipping point of web marketing.
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
exp.
reach an extreme point or an upper limit; exhaust all options or resources
n.
the diametrically opposite point on Earth's surface for a specific place
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better

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