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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 bring great success or complete failure.

(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 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.

(Definition of “make-or-break” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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