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at this juncture

At this time. They still haven't reached a decision, so I can't comment on anything at this juncture. At this juncture, we're going to my mother's for Thanksgiving dinner, but things could change between now and Thursday.
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at this point

At the present moment; right now; currently. At this point, we are the best ranked football team in the country.
See also: point, this
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at this juncture

at this point; at this pause. There is little more that I can say at this juncture. We can, if you wish, at this juncture, request a change in venue.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

at this point

Also, at this point in time or at this juncture or at this moment . Now, as in At this point in time we don't need a new refrigerator. Even wordier synonyms for "now" than at present, all four phrases imply that what is the case now may not always have been so or may not remain so. For example, At this point she is by far the best athlete on the circuit implies that she may not have been the best in the past or may not be in the future. Similarly, Buying a new car seems prudent at this juncture indicates that this purchase may not have been wise in the past and may not be at some future time. Also see at that point.
See also: point, this
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

at this juncture/moment/point in time

Now, at a particular time. Originally a journalistic locution for the simple word now, this verbose expression is a twentieth-century cliché. Another version, from sports, is at this stage of the game. Both represent an attempt to be legalistically specific. Indeed, an Atlantic Monthly article of January 1975 pointed out, “The phrase ‘at that point in time’ . . . quickly became an early trademark of the whole Watergate affair,” a political scandal in which everyone tried to deny knowledge of and/or participation in various events.
See also: juncture, moment, point, this, time
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Anyone who has ever spent time in a Pakistani archive will tell you one thing: there have rarely, if ever, been any points in the country's history when it was not passing through a critical juncture. That is the impression one receives when going through old news reports and official government documents.
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