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Crunch time 关键时刻
    2018-11-06  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

A: Why did the opposition leader publish a statement like this?

B: It’s crunch time for him. Either he makes a move now or gives up any hope of winning power.

Note: This idiom refers to a critical period of time characterized by heightened pressure to succeed, usually at or near the end of a given situation or undertaking. It’s not very old, dating back only to 1960. “Crunch” isn’t commonly used as a noun, but it seems that the word was taken up by Winston Churchill, who was fond of using it to describe challenges. For example, he was reported in The Daily Telegraph as saying in 1939: “Whether Spain will be allowed to find its way back to sanity and health ... depends upon the general adjustment or outcome of the European crunch.”

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