when it comes to the crunch

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when it comes to the crunch

also when the crunch comes
when a situation becomes serious or an important decision has to be made You know that when it comes to the crunch, she will do what needs to be done.
Usage notes: also used in the form at crunch time with the same meaning: She's the kind of player who's going to score at crunch time.
See also: come, crunch
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