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 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 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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