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Meaning of “come to a head” in the English Dictionary

"come to a head" in British English

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come to a head

(also bring sth to a head) 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.
(Definition of come to a head from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come to a head" in American English

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come to a head

reach a ​point where some ​strongaction has to be taken: The ​situationfinally came to a ​head when she ​failed to show up at ​school.
(Definition of come to a head from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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