come to a head


come to a head
дойти́ до крити́ческой то́чки

The Americanisms. English-Russian dictionary.. 2014.

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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 — If events reach a crisis point, they come to a head …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 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

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