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crunch time

A critical period of time characterized by a heightened pressure to succeed, usually at or near the end of a given situation or undertaking. Okay, we've got two minutes to tie the game—it's crunch time, guys!
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crunch time

A period when pressure to succeed is great, often toward the end of an undertaking. For example, It's crunch time-we only have two more days to finish. This term employs crunch in the sense of "a critical situation or test." [Slang; 1970s]
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it’s ˈcrunch time

(informal) it is the moment when something must be decided or done, or a difficulty can no longer be avoided: It’s crunch time for him. Either he makes a move now or gives up any hope of winning power.
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