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"make-or-break" in British English

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make-or-breakadjective

uk   /ˌmeɪk.ɔːˈbreɪk/  us   /ˌmeɪk.ɔːrˈbreɪk/
A make-or-break ​situation will ​bringgreatsuccess or ​completefailure.
(Definition of make-or-break from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"make-or-break" in Business English

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make-or-breakadjective

uk   us   (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 ​smallerretailers. A ​spokesman for the ​union described the forthcoming ​paytalks 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.
(Definition of make-or-break from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “make-or-break”
in Chinese (Simplified) 不成则败的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不成則敗的…
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