crunch time

noun

Definition of crunch time

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

Examples of crunch time in a sentence

  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>

1976

First Known Use of crunch time

1976


CRUNCH TIME Defined for English Language Learners

crunch time

noun

Definition of crunch time for English Language Learners

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



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