Synonyms of 'the crunch'
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The anxiety that had been building within him reached a crisis.
An emergency is an unexpected and difficult or dangerous situation, especially an accident, which happens suddenly and which requires quick action to deal with it.
He has the ability to deal with emergencies quickly.
Thesaurus for the crunch from the Collins English Thesaurus
the critical moment or situation