›If something comes to a head or someone brings something to a head, a situationreaches a point where something must be done about it: Things hadn't been good between us for a while and this incident just brought it to a head.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them