if it comes to the crunch

if it comes to the crunch
if/when it comes to the crunch
when a situation becomes extremely serious and a decision must be made: »

If it comes to the crunch, we'll have no alternative but to sell up.

Main Entry: crunch

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • if it comes to the crunch — if/when it comes to the crunch if you talk about what someone will do if it comes to the crunch, you mean what they will do if a situation becomes serious or they have to make an important decision. If it comes to the crunch, will she play well… …   New idioms dictionary

  • when it comes to the crunch — if/when it comes to the crunch if you talk about what someone will do if it comes to the crunch, you mean what they will do if a situation becomes serious or they have to make an important decision. If it comes to the crunch, will she play well… …   New idioms dictionary

  • when it comes to the crunch — if/when it comes to the crunch ► when a situation becomes extremely serious and a decision must be made: »If it comes to the crunch, we ll have no alternative but to sell up. Main Entry: ↑crunch …   Financial and business terms

  • when it comes to the crunch — when a situation becomes serious or an important decision has to be made. You know that when it comes to the crunch, she will do what needs to be done. Usage notes: also used in the form at crunch time with the same meaning: She s the kind of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • if/when it comes to the crunch — ► when a situation becomes extremely serious and a decision must be made: »If it comes to the crunch, we ll have no alternative but to sell up. Main Entry: ↑crunch …   Financial and business terms

  • come to the crunch —    To talk about what to do if or when a situation comes to the crunchmeans when it becomes critical and a decision has to be made.     I m running out of money. If it comes to the crunch, I ll sell my car …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • crunch — [krʌntʆ] verb crunch (the) numbers STATISTICS ACCOUNTING to do very complicated calculations on large amounts of data (= information stored on a computer) in order to find out about something: • Media buyers have to know what s going on, not just …   Financial and business terms

  • Crunch-Time — Crunch Time, auch Crunch Time geschrieben, bezeichnet die entscheidende Phase eines Spieles oder eines Projektes. Das Wort stammt ursprünglich aus dem amerikanischen Englisch und heißt wörtlich übersetzt Krisenzeit . Besonders verbreitet ist der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Crunch Time — Crunch Time, auch Crunch Time geschrieben, bezeichnet die entscheidende Phase eines Spieles oder eines Projektes. Das Wort stammt ursprünglich aus dem amerikanischen Englisch und heißt wörtlich übersetzt Krisenzeit . Besonders verbreitet ist der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • when the crunch comes — when there is less money, when the economy fails    When the crunch comes, we ll have our mortgage paid off! …   English idioms

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