Deal Breaker

What does deal breaker mean?

An issue that breaks up a relationship

A deal breaker is an issue or annoyance in a relationship that a person cannot deal with. It commonly occurs within intimate relationships where people's faults are magnified.

Every one has a deal breaker that annoys them to the point of insanity. Some people may see a person's deal breaker as a reflection of stubborness but it depends on how bad the deal breaker actually is. A deal breaker is also known as a "pet peeve."


"IDK how you can put up with his snoring, that'd be a deal breaker for me.
Wow, you have high standards."

Liz Lemon has lots of deal breakers

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Last Updated: April 6, 2017

Deal breaker definition

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