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at a crossroads

At a point when a choice must be made; at a point of change. After earning my degree, I'm at a crossroads. I need to figure out which direction my life should take. As a company, we're at a crossroads. We can continue business as usual, or we can take a risk and try to grow.
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be at a crossroads

To be at a point when a choice must be made; to be at a point of change. After earning my degree, I'm at a crossroads. I need to figure out which direction my life should take. As a company, we're at a crossroads. We can continue business as usual, or we can take a risk and try to grow.
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dirty work at the crossroads

Nefarious activities. He got arrested for being involved in dirty work at the crossroads.
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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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at a (or the) crossroads

at a critical point, when decisions with far-reaching consequences must be made.
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dirty work at the crossroads

illicit or underhand dealing. humorous
This expression is recorded from the early 20th century and may reflect the fact that crossroads, the traditional burial site for people who had committed suicide, were once viewed as sinister places.
1914 P. G. Wodehouse The Man Upstairs A conviction began to steal over him that some game was afoot which he did not understand, that—in a word—there was dirty work at the crossroads.
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at a ˈcrossroads

at a stage where a decision has to be made: He’s at a crossroads in his career — either he stays in his current job and waits for promotion, or he accepts this new post in Brazil.
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The Concord CommonWeal Fund reflects a growing recognition among our citizens of the importance of educating youth about philanthropy at a young age," said Judy Salerno, Co-Executive Director of Crossroads.
While Crossroads serves as a comprehensive philanthropic resource for MetroWest families - from family volunteering through planned giving - the organization is a long-time leader in developing educational giving programs specifically for youth.
She continued, "Our partnership with Crossroads Community Foundation is designed to help students discover their philanthropic core.
As part of the Youth in Philanthropy program, Crossroads partners with local schools to teach students about the process of philanthropy and the needs of the MetroWest community.
Kathan Tracy, Co-Executive Director of Crossroads added, "Families are having a harder time raising socially responsible children in an increasingly material world.
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From its interaction with new prospective partners, key industry analysts and members of the press, Crossroads also plans on expanding its market leadership.
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Crossroads has developed lines of products that provide logical data protection in a simplified, centralized and cost-efficient manner.
Through its joint solutions with all of its partners, Crossroads plans to expand its market leadership into Business Information Assurance's estimated $200B marketspace.
As Crossroads is developing solutions that meet today's corporate profitability and compliance requirements for companies in all industries, MCF not only offers an opportunity for investors to gain a better understanding of Crossroads' solutions, but also enables attending growing companies to learn more about Crossroads' solutions for their current and upcoming needs.
Sims is scheduled to present a corporate overview of Crossroads Systems, including the continued success of its Business Information Assurance (BIA) initiative.
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The NearEdge 924p and 924e storage controllers are enhanced, intelligent appliances that provide integrated drop-in, network-aware functionality to storage resources," said Brian Bianchi, Vice-President of Engineering Development at Crossroads.