Children. Single people, you know exactly what I'm talking about.
Oh, god no. I wouldn't date her. Mary has kids. That's a total deal breaker.
A deal breaker is ‘the catch’ that a particular individual cannot overlook and ultimately outweighs any redeeming quality the individual may possess.
The deal breaker was that he was married with kids and I don't condone adultery.
An issue within a relationship that constitutes one partner breaking up with the other. Note that they do not need to be a "good" reason by society's standards, but are specific and individual to each relationship.
I can't believe he broke up with her because she didn't put out after 10 dates. I guess to him, that was a "deal breaker".
Some aspect of a deal you make with another person (could be anything from a job offer to a relationship) that prevents you from being able to do it.
When you're facing a situation where there are catches to something, the deal breaker is that one catch that you cannot overlook and/or tolerate.
After looking at this job offer, I could tolerate the lousy shifts, poor pay and even the job being not that great. Having to put up with a two hour drive two and from work every day? Sorry but that's the deal breaker.
A term popularized by Liz Lemon from 30 rock which is used to describe the event which led to a breakup with someone or something (ie. Brand loyalty)
"What happen, did the relationship suck?"
"Dealbreaker. She wanted to have sex in a Coffin"
(From the TV show castle)
"I loved Microsoft, but Windows Vista was the dealbreaker for me.
. Single folks, you know what I'm talking about.
No, no, you're really sweet, but I didn't know you had six kids. That's a total dealbreaker. Sorry.
A person, or persons, whose presence at an event can be a determining factor as to whether or not you attend because the person's participation in the event would greatly diminish its enjoyability.
Vyatt: "Hey, some of us are getting together for a little outing, you in?"
Me: "Who's going?"
Vyatt: "Me, Barack, John, Hillary, Dennis..."
Me:"Hillay's a deal-breaker.."
Me: "You know, something came up at work..."
A word used to describe the eligibility of a friendship or relationship based on one trait or preference of the other person. Can also be used if you don't agree with someones views.
John: "So whats your least favorite band?"
Jill: " It would have to be Arcade Fire."
John: "Wait...What? You don't like Arcade Fire? Thats a dealbreaker."
Billy: "Favorite Modern Warfare 2 class?"
Johny: "Well, I usually have the UMP .45 with a Silencer, Desert Eagle with a Tac knife, Marathon Pro, Lightweight Pro, and Commando Pro.
Billy: "Woah man. Way to be a noob. We aren't friends anymore, thats a dealbreaker."