make-or-break

adjective
\ ˈmāk-ər-ˈbrāk How to pronounce make-or-break (audio) \

Definition of make-or-break

: allowing no middle ground between success and failure

First Known Use of make-or-break

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of make-or-break was in 1919

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“Make-or-break.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make-or-break. Accessed 7 Apr. 2020.

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make-or-break

adjective
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English Language Learners Definition of make-or-break

: resulting in either definite success or definite failure

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