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when push comes to shove

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  • as inturning point
  • as inmoment of truth
  • as inpoint of no return

synonyms for when push comes to shove

  • climax
  • critical point
  • crux
  • culmination
  • juncture
  • twist
  • axis
  • change
  • climacteric
  • contingency
  • crisis
  • critical mass
  • critical moment
  • critical period
  • crossing
  • crossroads
  • crucial moment
  • crucial occurrence
  • crucial period
  • crunch
  • cusp
  • decisive moment
  • defining moment
  • development
  • emergency
  • exigency
  • high noon
  • hinge
  • kairotic moment
  • moment of truth
  • nexus
  • pass
  • peak
  • peripeteia
  • pinch
  • pivot
  • pivotal moment
  • point of no return
  • race against time
  • rising action
  • shift
  • strait
  • transition
  • turn of the tide
  • zero hour
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How to use when push comes to shove in a sentence

It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Sometimes it comes in literal sobriety, sometimes in derisive travesti, sometimes in tragic aggravation.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
But it seems to me that with adolescence comes the right to knowledge and the right of judgment.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
It seems to be a true instinct which comes before education and makes education possible.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
The sense of bearing on to the voice, or endeavoring to push the tone by any pressure whatever, should be absolutely avoided.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
I would not trust their removal to any other hand, and so, the panel comes out without a shake.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE

  • charged moment
  • climax
  • crucial moment
  • crunch
  • decisive moment
  • defining moment
  • fated moment
  • fateful moment
  • kairos
  • kairotic moment
  • pregnant moment
  • turning point
  • when push comes to shove
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.