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    Re: Crunch time

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    according to wikipedia:
    The term was invented in New Zealand in 1984 as a combination of the two phrases show-time and when it comes to the crunch

    Question to stuartnz: have you heard about it?
    First, a disclaimer: If Wikipedia told me that my name was Stuart, that 2+2=4, or that the Earth was an oblate spheroid which orbited the Sun approximately once every 365.24 days, I would triple check the information with more reliable and trustworthy sources, including my cat and my neighbour's dog.


    That said, I was surprised and embarrassed to hear that the phrase originated here. Surprised and embarrassed because I ought to have realised that from its frequency. The phrase is heard here VERY often, almost as often in fact as Wikipedia is caught providing either deliberate or unintentional misformation.


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    #12

    Re: Crunch time

    I know the word crunch^Y^

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    #13

    Re: Crunch time

    Saying crunch made me sleepy :D that's why I chosen don't need to do anything.

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    #14

    Re: Crunch time

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Very simply: IT'S NOW TIME TO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!!
    Exactly. It means your time is almost up. The deadline is upon you. There's no time to waste. You have to act NOW. "Have to make an important decision" is the poll's best choice, but crunch time isn't necessarily about a decision. It's about action. Related expressions:

    - down to the crunch
    - the crunch is on
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    #15

    Re: Crunch time

    Quote Originally Posted by m3zomo View Post
    Saying crunch made me sleepy :D that's why I chosen don't need to do anything.
    What an interesting way to learn English!
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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