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English definition of “make-or-break”

make-or-break

adjective     (also make or break)
used to describe a decision , event , or period of time that is very important because it can make something succeed or fail completely : Christmas is often a make-or-break time for smaller retailers . A spokesman for the union described the forthcoming pay talks as "make or break ". a make-or-break decision / deal / issue make-or-break meetings / talks / negotiations Each interview that you attend is a make-or-break situation .
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