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crunch time

crunch time

noun

: the most important time in a game, event, etc. : a critical moment

Full Definition of CRUNCH TIME

:  a critical moment or period (as near the end of a game) when decisive action is needed

Examples of CRUNCH TIME

  1. The team had trained well, but at crunch time they just couldn't perform.
  2. <with only three minutes left in the game, it was definitely crunch time>

First Known Use of CRUNCH TIME

1976

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