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English definition of “come to a head”

come to a head

(also bring sth to a head)
If something comes to a head or someone brings something to a head, a situation reaches 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.
(Definition of come to a head from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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