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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)
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be at a crossroads

to be at a stage in your life when you have to make a very important decision or do something that will affect your life a lot She's at a crossroads in her career, and the way she performs in this race could decide her future.
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at the crossroads

Also, at a crossroads. At a point of decision or a critical juncture, as in Because of the proposed merger, the company is standing at the crossroads. This phrase, based on the importance accorded to the intersection of two roads since ancient times, has also been used figuratively just about as long. In the 1500s Erasmus quoted from the Greek Theognis's Elegies (c. 600 b.c.): "I stand at the crossroads."
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