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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.
come to a climax
To reach a point of great or decisive intensity. Aunt Jean and Aunt Judy had been bickering for months, and things really came to a climax when we all sat down to Thanksgiving dinner—unfortunately for the rest of us.
come to a close
To reach an end point. If there are no other issues to discuss, then this meeting can come to a close. The play's lengthy run on Broadway comes to a close tonight.
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bring something to a closeand bring something to an end; bring something to a climax
to end something; to cause something to reach its final point and stop. I think it is time to bring this matter to a close. The incident has been brought to a climax.
come to a closeand come to an end; come to a climax
to end; to progress to an ending. The celebration came to an end about midnight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.