come to a head
- Come to a headIf events reach a crisis point, they come to a head.
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come to a head — (also bring sth to a head) ► if a difficult situation comes to a head, or someone brings it to a head, it reaches a stage when someone must take strong action to deal with it: »The row came to a head when the US imposed one billion dollars in… … Financial and business terms
come to a head — come to a climax, result in a fight Things will come to a head when the family discusses the will … English idioms
come to a head — ► come to a head reach a crisis. Main Entry: ↑head … English terms dictionary
come to a head — REACH A CRISIS, come to a climax, reach a critical point, reach a crossroads; informal come to the crunch. → head * * * phrasal 1. of a pustule or boil : to become distended with pus : ripen 2. of affairs : to reach a crisis or a point at which… … Useful english dictionary
come to a head — verb a) To rapidly come to a turning point. The escalating crisis between England and her American colonies came to a head when fighting broke out in 1775. b) To suddenly reveal that which has lain latent for a time. His festering anger came to a … Wiktionary
come to a head — if a problem or a disagreement comes to a head, it becomes so bad that you have to start dealing with it. Things hadn t been good between them for a while but it all came to a head last week when Phil failed to come home one night … New idioms dictionary
come to a head — the violence came to a head after two civilians were killed Syn: reach a crisis, come to a climax, reach a critical point, reach a crossroads … Thesaurus of popular words
come to a head — If a problem or difficult situation comes to a head, it reaches a point where action has to be taken. The conflict came to a head yesterday when rioting broke out in the streets … English Idioms & idiomatic expressions
come to a head — reach a crisis. → head … English new terms dictionary
come to a head — 1. Mature, suppurate, fester. 2. Come to a crisis, mature, be consummated … New dictionary of synonyms