Examples of crunch time in a Sentence
The team had trained well, but at crunch time they just couldn't perform.
with only three minutes left in the game, it was definitely crunch time
First Known Use of crunch time
crunch time Synonyms
Synonymsboiling point, breaking point, clutch, conjuncture, crisis, crossroad (s), crunch, emergency, Dunkirk, exigency, extremity, flash point, head, juncture, tinderbox, zero hour
Related Wordscontingency, possibility; climax, turning point; happening, landmark, milestone; condition, pass, situation, strait; deadlock, impasse, stalemate; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, last ditch, pinch, predicament, scrape, spot; eleventh hour, last minute
CRUNCH TIME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of crunch time for English Language Learners
: the most important time in a game, event, etc. : a critical moment
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