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make–or–break

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adjective \ˈmāk-ər-ˈbrāk\

Simple Definition of make–or–break

  • : resulting in either definite success or definite failure

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of make–or–break

  1. :  allowing no middle ground between success and failure


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