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We have already reached the point where shipping is no longer the bottleneck in the return of troops from the European theater.

This enables it to do its intended job without acting as a bottleneck in jobs requiring the power of the front end.

WORD ORIGIN

also bttle-neck, "narrow entrance, spot where traffic becomes congested," 1896; from bottle (n.) + neck (n.). Meaning "anything which obstructs a flow" is from 1922; the verb in this sense is from 1928.

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