at a crossroads

at a crossroads

at the point where a decision must be made We are at a crossroads where we must choose between more talk and plain old hard work.
Usage notes: usually used with the verb be, as in the example
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of crossroads (the place where two roads come together and lead off in different directions)
See also: crossroad
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Intangibles at a Crossroads," (March/April 2002) argued that Phase I of the Intangibles Movement -- creating awareness of the vast magnitude and impact of intangibles, and of the serious information deficiencies and the resulting social harms related to these assets -- was largely successful.