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if/when it comes to the crunch

if/when a ​situationbecomesextremelyserious and a ​decision must be made: If it comes to the crunch and you and ​yourhusband do ​split up, you can always ​stay with us.
(Definition of if/when it comes to the crunch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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