in the clutch

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Definition of in the clutch

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: in a very important or critical situation especially during a sports competition He is known for his ability to come through in the clutch. She scored a basket in the clutch.

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“In the clutch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20clutch. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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