bring (something) to a climax

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bring (something) to a climax

To cause something to reach a point of great or decisive intensity. Aunt Jean and Aunt Judy had been bickering for months, and sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner together really brought things to a climax—unfortunately for the rest of us.
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