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noun     Rubicon pronunciation in American English
/ˈrubɪˌkɑn/
 

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From an event in Roman history, when Julius Caesar led his soldiers back from France into northern Italy across the river Rubicon. This was an illegal act and showed that Caesar wanted to take power for himself.
 
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patio diplomacy

high-level diplomats meeting and dining in an informal environment e.g. a party or club

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